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Old 07-06-2020, 03:25 PM
 
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Was in a car crash last Thursday. Mostly chest injuries from seat belt. My right breast very swollen and almost totally black and blue. Iced it after getting home from hospital. Rest of my bruises are healing very nicely.

Just wondering if it would be better to go bra less to help with healing process, but it really does not hurt wearing a bra. I am a full figure cup size.
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Old 07-06-2020, 03:38 PM
 
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Bras suppress motion and they support weight so there's less "pulling" (no judgement ). It might be more comfortable if the bruised tissue doesn't jiggle (again, no judgements!) around as much.

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Old 07-06-2020, 03:47 PM
 
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You can try the front zip sports bra. These are typically used after breast surgery during the healing process. You might want to try a size larger since you’re swollen. You can find them on amazon.
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Old 07-06-2020, 04:03 PM
 
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Sounds like it's up to you. If it doesn't hurt to wear it, then it sounds like there's nothing wrong with doing so if you want to. If you don't want to, don't. Did you see a doctor after the accident? If so, can you ask them this question? Their opinion would be well worth more than that of some strangers on the internet.
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Old 07-09-2020, 08:34 PM
 
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Maybe compromise and wear a looser, stretch type sports bra? I hate bras myself, but if I am going out I need a little something at least to prevent excess jiggle, so I wear comfortable sports bras. At home I go without.
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Old 07-10-2020, 09:12 AM
 
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OP, I hope you're feeling a little better by now. I had a similar type of injury from a horse bite many years ago. I found that wearing a camisole which had some support was the most comfortable for me. Any thing that compressed the breast was much too unpleasant. Even though I was not very well endowed in that department, any jiggling or movement was quite uncomfortable. The cami was just enough.

Wishing you a quick recovery.
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Old Yesterday, 06:24 AM
 
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Or cotton camisole. It works for me. Just completed my radiation therapy, I have blisters and raw wounds on the skin.
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Old Today, 02:16 AM
 
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I had to stop wearing bras every day after my car wreck from 2003. I ended up with an injury where I had severe pain in my chest when I wore a bra or a properly fitting tshirt. I had to buy some oversized tshirts to wear to help with it. I seldom wear one now.

Try going without one for a while to see if you feel better if you want. I did find that it helped me. I only wear a bra now if I can't avoid it. Try different things to see what's most comfortable for you.
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Old Today, 02:18 AM
 
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A cotton/spandex blend camisole or a tank top with a built in shelf bra might be an option for offering some support without putting too much pressure on the bruises.
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