Yesterday my husband saw a nasty looking bruise on my left breast. It is about 4cm Diameter. I felt around the bruise last night in bed and found a lump there. I hope by this morning it would have gone away, but the lump is still there. About golf ball size, right under the bruise.
I can not remember hitting my breast in any way and hence have no idea how the bruise came about.
Should I be worried? I feel scared that this could be cancer, although my family has no history of breast cancer at all.
Please can you give me some information?
A bruise is bleeding under the skin usually due to some form of injury;even one you might not be aware of. The lump could very well be a hematoma. Often a lump is accociated with a bruise. It might take some time to absorb (go away) but if it remains for over a week or so I would certainly have it checked out.
Just from the picture, I would have it checked out right away.
Of course I cannot know what this is, but I was diagnosed with Inflammatory bc last year and much of what you are saying, and from what I am seeing, worries me enough to suggest you see a doctor. In my case the thing grew rapidly.
So, i do not intend to scare you, but I am just worried since I know that even if this is very rare, it looks suspicious to me.
I am going through the very same thing. I woke up this past Tuesday with a bruise on my left brest around the nipple area. No discharge or tenderness. The bruise was more green and yellow in color. However, yesterday I noticed a lump about the size of a golf ball under the bruised area. My family has no history of breast problems. I am terrrified. I am going to set up a mammorgram for tomorrow if possible. Mammorgrams are painful to me so I do not get them regularly. I am perimenopausal. I would recommend that you follow up with your ob/gyn and get the necessary testing done as soon as possible. I know it is scary...but get it chaeked out. If the it is the worst--the earlier detection the better chance you will have to be healed.
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