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Breast Self-Exam

Breast Self-Exam

by: Dr. Shilva
Sr. Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynecology Paras Bliss, Panchkula

Breast self-examination can be done at home by yourself and is an important way to detect a breast cancer early. No other type of cancer is discovered this way; you should always take care of yourself. Many wants want to do breast examination on their but they don’t know what they are actually looking for. The more and more you will examine your breasts the more you will learn about then and it becomes easier for you to discover if something is happening with your breasts. There are sometimes given where you can examine breast on your own:

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Step 1: Start your breast examination by looking your breasts in the mirror with your arms down and shoulders straight. You should look for below-given description:

  • Breasts with usual size, shape, and color
  • Breasts are evenly shaped without distortion or swelling

In case you notice any of the below-given chances, quickly visit your doctor:

  • Bulging, puckering or dimpling of skin
  • An inverted nipples or nipple has changed its position
  • Swelling, rash, soreness or redness

Step 2: After step one raises your arms and try to look for the similar changes or variations.

Step 3: While examining your breasts in front of the mirror, you should look for any kind of signs of any liquid (watery, yellow fluid, blood or milky) coming out from one or both the nipples.

Step 4: Now for more breast examination you should lay down and by using your right hand try to feel and touch your left breast then vice versa the same step with your left hand to the right breast. Use a smooth touch with first few finger pad of your hand, keep fingers together and flat. Cover your full breast and side to side from collarbone to top of the abdomen and from your cleavage to your armpit.

Step 5: Last step is to feel your breasts while standing or sitting. Most women find the easy way to feel breasts when their skin is slippery and wet, so they examine their breast when they are in the shower.

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