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Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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Are you an actual person? OK how does this site work, Bruise

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Hi Pearl are you an actual person?
JA: No. I'm the Doctor's Assistant.
Customer: OK how does this site work
JA: The Doctor can help. To begin, what are your symptoms? Have you used any medication for this?
Customer: Bruise on breast
JA: Thanks for that. Have you seen a doctor about the bruise?
Customer: No
JA: Thank you so much for your answers. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history the Doctor should know?
Customer: No

Hello. I'm Dr Chip
Could you please post a picture of that for me here?

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
File attached (S6Q32Q5)

Got it--hold on please

How long have you had that?

And have you tried anything to treat it?

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
Can we talk here first
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
I only noticed it today, I haven’t been bruised or bumped it and it doesn’t feel like a bruise, as in it doesn’t hurt to touch

Sorry I can't do a phone call right now

Have you ever had something like that before?

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
No never
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
Can you refer me to get it checked out in person

It's not a bruise and it isn't any kind of skin cancer

It's a small patch of a fungal skin infection and nothing to do with hygiene

And no specific trigger for it

You can clear it up with over the counter topical canesten cream applied twice a day for a week

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
Ok Thanks. How can you tell it’s not cancer as that’s what I’m worried about
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
After googling inflammatory breast cancer, it says the symptoms include a bruise type discolouration?

It looks nothing like any kind of cancer and I've seen this many times

Definitely not IBC and Dr Google can scare the Dickens out of folks

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
well it did! That’s why I’m on here! Ok good thanks. Do you think it’s worth me getting it checked just incase
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
Also I know google shows the worse things but when I googled fungal skin infection it didn’t look like what I had. Do you want another photo just to be sure

I see no need to get it checked but certainly you can have your doctor do that

The photo was very clear and I'm sure it's fungal

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
Ok thanks for putting my mind at rest for the evening! Much appreciated!

My pleasure

I'm here if you ever need me again

Please click on the 5 star excellent rating icon at the top of this page so I can get credit for my time with you

Customer: replied 3 days ago.
Thanks will do!

Stay safe

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