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Felt a lump on breast. Worrisome

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I had a bruise on one breast and it is going away, but now I feel a lump.
Mon, 24 Dec 2012 in Breast Cancer
Answered by Dr. Timothy Raichle 1 hour later
Hello, I would be happy to help you with your question.

I will assume that the bruise was there because of some "trauma" to the breast. What can happen with trauma is that the underlying "fat" can react in a way that forms a lump - called "fat necrosis".

That being said, I would not ignore ANY lump in a 52 year old woman. Even though there might be an explanation like I have given, you need to make an appointment with your doctor to get this checked out.

I hope this helps!
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