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Alice Police, MD (Breast surgery)

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Content updated on Jan 19, 2024

What is mondor's disease?

Those of us who do breast self-exam regularly often find things that are scary but ultimately benign (not cancer). Mondor's disease of the breast feels like a cord or a worm under the skin. It may be blue colored and may extend onto the upper part of the abdomen. If you have had recent breast surgery or other trauma to the breast your chances of developing Mondor's disease is higher than normal. The superficial veins in your skin may become irritated and sometimes form clots. This type of clot is not dangerous.

Symptoms of mondor's disease

  • Lumps under the skin

  • Breast lump

  • Affected area is warm to touch

  • Swelling of the affected area

  • Affected area of skin has stinging or tingling

  • Fever

  • Feeling breathless

  • Pain in the arms and/or legs

Questions your doctor may ask to check for mondor's disease

  • Do you have any lumps under your skin?

  • Do you have a breast lump?

  • Is the affected area hot to touch?

  • Is the affected area swollen?

  • Do you feel any pain or tingling in the affected skin areas?

Treatment for mondor's disease

Most cases get better without treatment. Pain relievers and warm compresses can help with the discomfort and hasten healing. Also remember to wear loose clothing and stretchy bras without an underwire as tight garments may make the condition worse. Make sure the warm compresses are not too hot and do not burn your skin.

View the symptoms of Mondor's Disease

References

  • Rountree KM. Mondor Disease. NIH National Library of Medicine. National Center for Biotechnology. May 22, 2023

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

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Alice Police, MD

Alice Police, MD (Breast surgery)

Breast Surgeon of 30 years experience. Recent Chief of breast surgery at UCIrvine Medical Center, Northwell Health in New York State, Chief of breast surgery at Monument Health in Rapid City South Dakota. Breast Cancer Researcher in conjunction with multiple studies through Notre Dame department of electrical engineering. CMO of Nearwave, a start up breast cancer device company.

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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