I Noticed A Bruise On My Breast A Couple Of Weeks Ago. It Is Yellowing Now As If It's Healing. Tonight I Felt A Lump At The Site Of The Bruise. Should I Be Worried?

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I Noticed A Bruise On My Breast A Couple Of Weeks Ago. It Is Yellowing Now As If It's Healing. Tonight I Felt A Lump At The Site Of The Bruise. Should I Be Worried?

I just had a mammogram a month ago that was clean. Should I be concerned?

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Hi - Since this bruise is clearly healing rather than worsening, it's probably safe to assume it was the result of an injury of some kind, even if you can't remember it happening. The lump might very well be a small amount of scar tissue. For more information, please read our post on traumatic breast injuries. If the lump doesn't go away in a few weeks, and you remain concerned, it would be best go check with your doctor; s/he can talk this through with you, and decide if any further diagnostic testing is warranted. Take care - PJH

Answered by PJ Hamel