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When is a bruise not a bruise?

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  • loub
    loub Member Posts: 1
    edited December 2014
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    Is this a normal bruise came out of no were this is how it looks now imageimage

  • princess03
    princess03 Member Posts: 1
    edited January 2015
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    Almost 3 to 4 months before my breast was itching, and i scratch with nails that the breast skin become reddish like blood in some places of my breast skin( both breast).but now it has gone.There is a lumph my left armpitand i noticed it a month before. Shortly after some days of itching i had a light black bruise on my right breast slight far from my aerola. is this a sin of IBC or normal infection?
    and the black portion is quite small and it doesn't change in size. the lumph in my armpit is slightly painful when it is touched or when i move my hand. i feel itching on my breast after 3 to 4 days time span and my breast become reddish again. and the dark portion came after ithcing my breasts with my nails on my right breast.

  • moderators
    moderators Posts: 8,219
    edited January 2015
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    princess03, sounds as though you may want to make an appointment with your doctor. It could be any number of things, but only a trained physician could really diagnose.

    Thinking of you,

    The Moderators

  • kicks
    kicks Member Posts: 319
    edited January 2015
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    See your Dr! No one here can tell you what is (or isn't) going on with you - only your Dr can with testing.

    IBC is rare - only between 1% - 5% of all DXd BC. There are MANY causes for skin issues though that have nothing to do with any,type of BC. IF everyone who comes here having decided they were IBC were - it would be the most common type of BC which it isn't. Also, IBC is aggressive and rapid in presentation, often iterally overnight.

    See you Dr - don't wait more months to find out,what is going on. Lymph nodes can be enlarged for many reasons. For the skin issues, an appt with a Dermatologist might be in order. Health issues,should never be put off for 1/4 to a 1/3 of a year.


  • chmf8306
    chmf8306 Member Posts: 1
    edited February 2015
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    can you tell me if this look like i should be worried? thanks

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  • moderators
    moderators Posts: 8,219
    edited February 2015
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    Dear chmf8306, sorry, but no one can diagnose from a photo, it just is not enough information. Your problem needs to be assessed by a Doctor as they can view and feel the area and know your full history of age, stage in cycle, any prior injury, etc.

    All that needs to be done by a professional to decide what tests may or may not be appropriate or whether just antibiotics and time are the best course of action. Please see a doctor if you are worried about any changes in your breast.

    The Mods

  • moderators
    moderators Posts: 8,219
    edited February 2015
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    We do not allow photographs of breasts or private areas, and we strongly advise against posting photographs requesting some sort of advice based upon them. We have some flexibility on a case by case basis.

    Hope that helps Wrenn

    The Mods

  • AprilinProgress
    AprilinProgress Member Posts: 1
    edited March 2015
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    @Kicks quote: "Why have you jumped to posting about a bruise in an IBC Forum? IBC is rare - only between 1% - 5% of all DXd types of BC."


      Your response saddened me. It appeared in a Google search when I was seeking knowledge. If responses are harsh it will inhibit women from reaching out when actually in need or newly diagnosed.

    It was a valid question, all welcome. Harshness and making others feel stupid for asking questions detours the very purpose of this forum. 

    Support and Encourage With Respect,

    April

    God be with you. 

  • MichelleB101
    MichelleB101 Member Posts: 3
    edited June 2015
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    I have the same thing. 3 bruise looking marks that were quite blue/purple...

    Just appeared out of nowhere and I haven't hit anything. The breast with the marking on it also looks like it has stretch marks?!

    I'm only 19 (melanoma runs in the family though) should I be worried??

  • melissadallas
    melissadallas Member Posts: 929
    edited June 2015
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    If you're worried about your bruises you should see your doctor, but the odds are pretty much nil that you have breast cancer at nineteen so you can put your mind at rest about that.

  • MichelleB101
    MichelleB101 Member Posts: 3
    edited June 2015
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    :) thanks :)

    I'll go get it checked at the docs. Just was worried cause the right breast is quite dense and hard? While the normal one is ... Normal :) thanks for the help :)

  • bride
    bride Member Posts: 121
    edited June 2015
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    Aprilinprogress and MichelleB,

    IBC presents itself in many, many different ways. None of us presented in exactly the same way. But IBC is extremely rare. Still, you should see you doctor if you're concerned enough to be looking for information on the net. You both describe bruising which isn't common with IBC -- a red band is more indicative.

    There is no reason to buy panic and worry when IBC is the last of a very, very long list of probable causes.

    Best wishes,

    bride

  • MichelleB101
    MichelleB101 Member Posts: 3
    edited June 2015
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    turns out it was an Apsis so I have to get it removed :) so glad I went to get it checked out!!!

  • NYArtist
    NYArtist Member Posts: 2
    edited August 2015
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    Hi
    I got one little bruise that looks exactly like yours and today another one. This is scarey. I saw that your post was in 2014. Can you please tell me what happened? Thanks.

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  • NYArtist
    NYArtist Member Posts: 2
    edited August 2015
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    What did they say causes this kind of bruising without having injured yourself? Thanks.

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  • Alder3105
    Alder3105 Member Posts: 1
    edited September 2015
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    Hi, I know this post is quite old but your story sounds exactly like what I am going through at the moment. I went to the doctors today and I am waiting to be referred to the breast unit in the next two weeks...

    Can I please ask what happened in the end with you and what it turned out to be??

  • simlysaffi
    simlysaffi Member Posts: 1
    edited December 2015
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    Hi there, I'm 17 years old and about two weeks ago the region just below my left nipple started itching terribly. When I checked, it was red and looked bruised (my nipple was also erect). There was a small pea sized lump there that pained and itched really badly. My both armpits began to pain shortly after but there was no swelling. I went to my doctor about 5 days after and she said I might have a swollen/blocked duct and hence prescribed 7 day antibiotics.

    Tomorrow will be the last day of the antibiotics. In the beginning, the pain stopped and the lump got softer. The redness is completely gone. However, the bruise remains with sharp pains and itching in the whole breast every once in a while. I don't know what to do. I'm trying not to worry but it's hard. Do any of you guys have any advice and tips for me based on your own experiences?

    Here's what it currently looks like:

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  • latejanita1
    latejanita1 Member Posts: 1
    edited January 2016
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    i have the same spot but not just my breast it's under my belly to what could that be

  • melissadallas
    melissadallas Member Posts: 929
    edited January 2016
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    Latejanita, if it is under your belly too it is likely a skin yeast (fungal) infection. Go to your primary care doctor, or try some athletes foot powder or cream on it. Fungal infections lthrive and are common in areas under your breasts & belly that stay warm & moist.

  • kicks
    kicks Member Posts: 319
    edited January 2016
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    Agree with MelissaDallas. Fungal infections are quite common where skin touches skin (under breast and under 'belly') where it's warm and moist.

    None of us can tell you what is going on - we are not medical personnel actually seeing you - only your Dr can.