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8/16/2017I have recently had a mammogram because a large bruise appeared on and above my left areola. I absolutely do not remember doing anything that would cause a bruise. There was a very hard knot about the size of a golf ball. They did the mammogram and recommended an ultrasound. The ultrasound results say: Findings: in the subcutaneous tissues there is a poorly defined fluid collection which demonstrates no significant vascularity measuring approximately 8 mm x 6 mm x 2.0 cm. No skin thickening is seen. No shadowing calcification is present....
Impression: poorly defined fluid collection in the region of patients mammographic abnormality which demonstrates no significant vascularity and could represent evolving hematoma or abscess but is a nonspecific finding. correlation with patients potential history of trauma is recommended. if there is a history of previous trauma, a follow up ultrasound is recommended 6 months from current study. If there is no evidence of previous trauma, further evaluation with an MRI of the breast is recommended......

I absolutely do not remember hitting my breast and I really think I would have noticed since it gave me a huge bruise and knot...can anyone tell me what all this means in a way I can understand. I'm not sure if there is anything to worry about or if this basically says i'm fine. They are trying to schedule the MRI but my insurance has to precertify
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8/17/2017The radiologist saw a fluid collection on your breast imaging, which could possibly be from blood or an abscess. Since you don't believe you've injured the area, additional testing is being done to further characterize the finding.

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