Red Bruising And Peeling On The Breast! Can This Be A Starting Stage Of Breast Cancer?

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Asked by Young n scared to have breast cancer

Red Bruising And Peeling On The Breast! Can This Be A Starting Stage Of Breast Cancer?

For the past couple of weeks i have had a bruise on my left breast and peeling over the bruise. The peeling only occurs in the same spot but it peels over and over again! There is a big red bruise under the peeling and it kinda feels like a lump forming underneath it. Please help me know if i have breast cancer bc im a young lady who is scared for her life!

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If the bruise is behaving like a regular bruise and going from black and blue through yellow and a whole rainbow of colors as it heals, then the lump you feel is probably blood below the surface of your skin that will gradually be reabsorbed as your body heals. If you have been taking certain vitamins, aspirin, other NSAID types of pain relievers like ibuprophen, you may be more prone to bruising because some vitamins and medicines can thin the blood.

If the place isn't changing colors, or if it's gone from light pink to darker reds and purples, you need to call the doctor right away to have it checked out. It could be an infection or a rare type of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer. I don't know what to make of the skin peeling.

Answered by Phyllis Johnson