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I had a wide local excision biopsy done on January

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Posted on Tue, 5 Feb 2019
Question: I had a wide local excision biopsy done on January 2 and this past weekend I started to develop what I thought was some bruising from going back to my regular bra. It has now swollen into a hard lump and I am unable to wear a bra due to the pain. It is on my chest just below the breast I had surgery on, and well below the site of the incision. What could be going on?
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (30 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
soft tissue bacterial infection most likely.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor services.
I have read your query and here is my advise.

* As there is swelling with pain, there is definite evidence of soft tissue inflammation
from possible bacterial infection.

Kindly provide me further details so that I can answer your query completely.

1. Is there associated fever ?
2. Is there itching, redness or any sort of fluid discharge from the area ?
3. Has the biopsy site completely healed ?
4. Any history of diabetes ?

Awaiting for your response.
Regards.
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Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (11 hours later)
In answer to your questions:

There is no fever or itching or redness or discharge. It’s just a hard painful lump.

The biopsy site is not completely healed but the lump is well below the site and I have no history of diabetes
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
follow up .

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for the details.

* This details again confirm the inflammation issue from various reasons.

* I would request an additional input if feasible from your side as a high resolution photo pic of the operated part as well as current lump site as an attachment in follow up conversation for best evaluation.

Wish you good day.
Dr Bhagyesh
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I had a wide local excision biopsy done on January

Brief Answer: soft tissue bacterial infection most likely. Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to Ask A Doctor services. I have read your query and here is my advise. * As there is swelling with pain, there is definite evidence of soft tissue inflammation from possible bacterial infection. Kindly provide me further details so that I can answer your query completely. 1. Is there associated fever ? 2. Is there itching, redness or any sort of fluid discharge from the area ? 3. Has the biopsy site completely healed ? 4. Any history of diabetes ? Awaiting for your response. Regards.