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What causes bruise and a hematoma of the breast after a biopsy?

I recently had a biopsy on one breast which showed no evidence of cancer. However, now almost my entire breast is very bruised and I have a hematoma about the diameter of a quarter in that breast. My doctor said that it is just a result of a bleed from the biopsy. We are scheduled to fly overseas in less than 2 weeks for our holiday and I am wondering if it is safe to fly with this.
Fri, 5 Jan 2018
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Breast Hematoma. A breast hematoma is a collection of blood usually as a result of bleeding somewhere inside the breast tissue. ... After a breast biopsy, bleeding can form a hematoma or just the skin color that looks like a bruise.

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DR DE
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What causes bruise and a hematoma of the breast after a biopsy?

Hi Breast Hematoma. A breast hematoma is a collection of blood usually as a result of bleeding somewhere inside the breast tissue. ... After a breast biopsy, bleeding can form a hematoma or just the skin color that looks like a bruise. Regards DR DE