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How should breasts feel?

How should breasts feel?

Feel soft: Breast tissue on exam in a lying down position with the breast being examined, having the hand behind the head and the opposite hand being used, should move around the breast in a clockwise position.L the breast should feel like lumpy oatmeal. A lesion in the breast would feel like someone dropped a stone into the lumpy oatmeal. ...Read more

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Why are my breasts lopsided?

Why are my breasts lopsided?

More glands and fat: One breast formed more glands (allowing for more milk engorgement) and fatty tissue, so ended up bigger than the other. If a woman's breasts were always equal in the past, and one recently got bigger, she should have the doctor examine the breasts to be sure that there is not a more serious problem going on, such as a tumor. ...Read more

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Preventing Breast Cancer (Tip)

Preventing Breast Cancer

Do - remember that self- breast exams include the breasts and under the arms. ...See more

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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Do a breast self exam after your period ends
monthly
Check daily in shower after soaping up
daily
Learn the architecture of your breasts by repetition
once
Observe skin around nipples
once
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My breasts are shrinking. Why?

My breasts are shrinking. Why?

Breast: If you find your breast shrinking, you've likely either lost weight or your estrogen levels are falling, perhaps from going off the pill or impending menopause. If you're seeing shrinkage and none of those apply (especially if you also have hair loss, acne, and facial hair), consider being tested for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS),and see your doctor . ...Read more

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How come my breasts keep changing sizes?

Changes breast size: Breast scan change size due to fluid retention. This can occur in conjunction w premenstrual syndrome, your period, pregnancy, hormone imbalance or use of oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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Preventing Breast Cancer (Tip)

Preventing Breast Cancer

Do tell your doctor right away if you notice any lumps in your breasts. ...See more

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What causes cysts in the breasts?

Nature: Many women have fibrocystic changes in their breast tissue. Fluid retention during the cycle can result in the fibrocystic tissue becoming more prominent - manifesting as cysts. Caffeine is known to promote fluid retention and cyst formation in the breast tissue. ...Read more

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Preventing Breast Cancer (Tip)

Preventing Breast Cancer

Alert your medical care provider of any changes in physical exam or symptoms of your breasts. ...See more