Three Steps To Self-Exam The Breast

Step one: inspect your breast

You see your breasts whenever you shower, dress or undress every day. But a visual self-examination of the breasts requires a more deliberate view: you need to pause and study the breasts for some minutes.

Step two: feel your breasts

In this step, you should feel around your breast for pain, hardness, or any unusual texture in your breast tissues. First, lie on your back to rest your breast tissues on your body, then use your right hand to feel around your left breast and your left hand to feel around your right breast. Some women prefer to do the massage in the shower or while sitting; both methods are welcome too.

Step three: squeeze your nipples for discharge

The final step is to check for unusual discharge from your breasts. Checking for a discharge is especially relevant for women who are not pregnant or breastfeeding. Generally, when you elicit discharge from your nipples, watch out for the colour, consistency, and perhaps the smell of the discharge. These features should indicate the differences between a normal and abnormal discharge.

What next?

Whatever the outcome of your breast self-examination is, stay calm. It could be that you found a lump or recorded an unusual discharge. Most of these signs are not symptoms of breast cancer: they could be due to hormonal changes.

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I’m Adetunji Matthew, an Economist, Social Media Manager, software Developer/Marketer Sales Consultant, and Ecompreneur. Join Us at: AidTheStudent.com

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I’m Adetunji Matthew, an Economist, Social Media Manager, software Developer/Marketer Sales Consultant, and Ecompreneur. Join Us at: AidTheStudent.com