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What can cause a bruise-like feeling inside the breast?

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I have a question...I am very concerned as for the past few days I have had a strange almost bruise type feeling in my right breast. This only happens when I go to sleep and lay on either side. I did hit this breast a few days ago as well fairly hard at work and have been doing ALOT of heavy lifting at work. Is it possible this is from all my muscles hurting or pulling something? I have no lumps that I can feel, breast look normal, soft, nipple fine ect...

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replied May 26th, 2006
Breast Cancer Answer A962
It is possible that your right breast is hurting due to the impact you experienced a few days ago. You can take some painkillers to relieve the pain. If it doesn’t help, you can go to your GP for a more thorough examination. You can also do a self-examination (inspection and palpation) of your breasts in front of the mirror. This is best perfomed once every month, usually after a bath or shower. If you notice an asymmetry between the breasts or perhaps a bump inside the breast, you should visit your GP immediately.
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