While we usually think of women when we talk of breasts, men have breasts, too. And like women, they at times have to cope with breast pain, breast enlargement, nipple pain, and even breast cancer. Unfortunately, in our breast-fixated society, it can be embarrassing for a man to bring up concerns he has about his breasts. And, most of the time, men don't sip a cup of tea and talk to other men about their breast pain. Let's take a close look at some of the potential causes of breast pain or swelling in men, including when men may need to be concerned about male breast cancer. Before puberty begins and hormone levels shift and rise, female and male breasts look very much alike.
Understanding Bruising on the Breast
Why Is There a Yellow Bruise on My Breast?
I've just noticed a huge black bruise on my left breast. I know I didn't injure myself; I would have felt it. I called my doctor's office and they said they couldn't do much for bruises, but I know that bruising that huge and dark wouldn't show up without any cause. Should I worry? As PJ says, an apparent bruise on the breast that doesn't heal could be a symptom of inflammatory breast cancer IBC , especially if you have swelling, warmth, and skin dimpling. Don't panic yet because IBC is rare. If you are taking a medicine that thins the blood including some herbs and vitamins like Vitamin E you may find yourself bruising even when you don't remember an injury.