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A 38-year-old member asked:

What should men be feeling for during a breast self exam?

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Dr. Ara Poladian
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Lumpy bumpy: You need to palpate and feel uniformity of tissue . When you feel a mass that stands out of that uniformity , that should be evaluated by a doctor. You may want to ask your doctor to demonstrate the technique.
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Look and feel: They should be looking for any nipple /areola changes such as scabbing dry skin or inversion, especially if new. They should feel for any new or changes such as masses or lumps. Exams should be performed regularly in conjunction with mammograms or MRI particularly in those with a family history or genetic tendency (braca).
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is a breast self-exam? Is it easy?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Know your breasts: Most recent recommendations are to have "breast self-awareness" rather than having to learn the steps of a rigid or detailed process of an examination. You know your body best. Don't be afraid to touch your breasts to know their consistency so you can get checked if things change. Get an exam if discharge, skin dimpling or redness, a lump or tender spot, especially if one sided.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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