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recently had some fairly aggressive foreplay that resulted in some bruising. about a week later i noticed a lump. i had a mammogram about a month and a half ago and it was clean. do i need to have this checked?

By Anonymous January 2, 2015 - 6:14pm
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Hello, and thank you for sharing your question with the community. I'd love to give you some helpful information on the subject.

Since the lump was benign, you do not need to have any other special examinations done.  If you are younger than 50 years old, your doctors will tell you how often you need to have a your regular mammogram.  If you are older than 50 you need to have a mammogram every 2 years.

Bruises do not cause lumps, because bruises are caused by burst blood vessels than heal fairly quick.

Let us know if you have any more questions.


January 3, 2015 - 12:02pm
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Anonymous (reply to fchacon)

I don't know if the lump is benign. the mammogram was about 3 weeks BEFORE the bruising and lump showing up. I did not have the lump at time of test. that is my concern. to have what feels like two lumps actually, shortly AFTER having a clean mammogram.

January 3, 2015 - 12:26pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)


I understand now.  Absolutely, you should have the lumps examined.  Lumps can be benign but they can also be the beginning stages of several harmful conditions.  I suggest you have the looked at right away, even though you did just have a mammogram.  Remember that the mammograms don't prevent breast conditions, they simply allow the doctor to identify them.

I hope all goes well.  Let us know if you have any more questions.


January 3, 2015 - 11:59pm
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