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Lump and discoloration

Last week I discovered a marble sized lump in my breast. The next day I noticed what appears to be a bruise where the lump is.  I have no memory of any injury to my breast.  Can a lump cause bruising, or is it more likely that I just did not notice that bruising and actually injured my breast and that caused the lump.
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Hi there.

Breast lumps associated with bruising can be due to fibrocystic changes in the breast, associated with fragile blood vessels that can cause a hematoma underneath the skin even with the lightest pressure.  This may resolve with observation after hormonal stimulation has waned throughout the menstrual cycle.

I would suggest that this be seen by your doctor to be further examined.  If he deems it possible, he may request mammograms or ultrasound.

Regards and God bless.
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