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i got hit in the breast and now it hurts and feels swollen in spots. should i be worried?

By Anonymous November 29, 2011 - 6:28pm
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It's been 3 weeks since I hit my breast and side of breast area on pavement and I still suffer with pain. I have large sagging breast and I just replaced my shoulder on that side 3 months ago. My ortho doctor said it is probably just muscle soreness so he increased my muscle relaxer. It helps, but only temporary. If it is muscular, how long should it still hurt? I am having to return to my post op exercises and it is very painful. The pain is even next to my nipple. Please help. Should I insist on a mammogram?

March 18, 2015 - 9:10am
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Hello Anonymous,

I do not know how long the pain will last. If the increase in dosage of the muscle relaxant is not helping, give your orthopedist a call. It will be a good opportunity to ask when you can expect some relief.

If you are due to have an annual mammogram, now is a good time to schedule one. Although, if your breast is sore, having a mammogram now will really hurt.


March 18, 2015 - 9:17am

I don't think you need to worry about any long term consequences of this injury. The swelling and discomfort are the result of injury to the tissue. In a few days, you may notice some discoloration where the tissue was bruised.

The rule of thumb is to apply ice immediately after injury (ice-injury) and apply  heat, like a warm towel or heating pad at low setting, later (heat-later).


November 29, 2011 - 6:41pm
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