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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Breast Exam (Overview)

To screen yourself for breast cancer start with a self exam: http://www. Webmd. Com/breast-cancer/guide/breast-self-exam If you feel anything concerning contact your doctor.


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How can I do a breast exam on myself?

How can I do a breast exam on myself?

Breast self-exam: This site will teach you how to do a breast self- exam.
http://www. Nationalbreastcancer. Org/breast-self-exam. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
1 Doctor shared a insight

Breast Exam (Overview)

To screen yourself for breast cancer start with a self exam: http://www. Webmd. Com/breast-cancer/guide/breast-self-exam If you feel anything concerning contact your doctor.


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How do you give rourself a breast exam?

How do you give rourself a breast exam?

Know your breast: If your menstral cycle is regular, best to exam 7-10 days after 1st day of cycle. Sit in front of a mirror. Look for skin color changes. Look for retraction of skin and nipples by pressing hand together.
Exam both sitting and lying down, feel for any changes that may be different, especially a mass. Exam from under arm toward the middle of the chest. Exam both breasts.
Folow up with your doctor. ...Read 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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Where can I get a clinical breast exam?

Primary care.: Any primary care doc can do this. Could also see a gyn doc. ...Read more

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What to expect when having a breast exam?

What to expect when having a breast exam?

Self Breast Exam: To screen yourself for breast cancer start with a self exam: http://www. Webmd. Com/breast-cancer/guide/breast-self-exam

If you feel anything concerning contact your doctor. ...Read more

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I cannot give myself a breast exam, what to do?

I cannot give myself a breast exam, what to do?

Not sure why you: Can't examine your breasts. If it is not possible, then your partner can be taught to do a breast exam. Your physician can also perform a breast exam. ...Read more

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How old can you be before you need a breast exam?

How old can you be before you need a breast exam?

Breast self-exam: It is recommended that you begin breast self - exams at age 20. ...Read more

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What to do if I cannot give myself a breast exam.?

What to do if I cannot give myself a breast exam.?

Why can't you?: Check this site to learn to do a breast exam: http://www. Breastselfexams. Org/self-exams/women-s-self-exams. Additionally, ask your physician to instruct you. Your physician can exam when seen for follow up. ...Read more

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What should you look for while doing a breast exam?

Thus:: On visual inspection, we look for skin dimpling, nipple retraction or scaling, redness of skin, skin lesions and overall symmetry. On palpation, we feel for lumps or masses and enlarged nodes. Things that are not symmetrical or things that change are of most interest but of course, that does not always mean cancer. If you plan to do self exams, there are apps and websites to help you. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: breast exam?

What is the definition or description of: breast exam?

Self Breast Exam: To screen yourself for breast cancer start with a self exam: http://www. Webmd. Com/breast-cancer/guide/breast-self-exam

If you feel anything concerning contact your doctor. ...Read more

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How to do a breast exam correactly standing or sitting?

How to do a breast exam correactly standing or sitting?

Breast exam: Have your Obgyn walk you through how to do a self breast exam. There are several good videos online available for free. Generally it is done laying down flat. ...Read more

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Is there a difference on the breast exam with weight lose?

Often, yes.: The breast is a very fatty tissue. Weight loss can result in easier palpation of underlying true breast tissue. ...Read more

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What age are you before they suggest you have a breast exam?

What age are you before they suggest you have a breast exam?

See below:: If you are having any symptoms such as a lump or breast discharge, you should be examined right away.
There is some debate in the medical community about the best time to start if you are not symptomatic. The American Congress of Ob/Gyns recommends that clinical breast exams start at age 20. The American Cancer Society recommends beginning clinical breast examination at age 40. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What should I be looking for when I give myself a breast exam?

Breast self-exam: This site will teach you how to do a breast self- exam.
http://www. Nationalbreastcancer. Org/breast-self-exam. ...Read more

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Help please? How old are you before they suggest you have a breast exam?

Breast exam: In general - about age 20. But, please be seen if you find a mass. ...Read more

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How is it possible to remain relaxed and comfortable during a breast exam?

Breath: Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. ...Read more

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I'm 19 The area of my breast to the left has been hurting a little all day. I did a at home breast exam and there's nothing wrong. Could it be growing?

I'm 19 The area of my breast to the left has been hurting a little all day. I did a at home breast exam and there's nothing wrong. Could it be growing?

First you should: Assume nothing and take a pregnancy test. The most common reason for breast tenderness and enlargement is pregnancy. If negative, and you repeat in 1 week and it is still negative, or you are having menstruation, then the second most likely reason for you is Zoloft (sertraline). Breast tenderness is one of its more common, though overall still rare, side effects. Talk to your healthcare provider about it. ...Read more

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What type of doctors do breast exam?

What type of doctors do breast exam?

Breast exams: Ob/gyn and family physicians do breast exams. ...Read more

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What happens during a vaginal exam / breast exam?

What happens during a vaginal exam / breast exam?

Gentle exam: The doctor will examine the breast by looking at them then palpating (feeling) them in a systematic method. The pelvic exam is similar. The doctor feels your abdomen (tummy) for any abnormalitis, then looks at the skin around your vulva. A speculum (a device to see in the vagina) about the size of a tampon is inserted to see the vagina and cervix. Then feeling for abn organs is done by feeling. ...Read more

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How do doctors document abnormalities in a breast exam?

How do doctors document abnormalities in a breast exam?

Breast exam: It can be in writing and sometimes possible lesions can be drawn on a pre-printed anatomical pictures. ...Read more

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How often should I get a professional provider breast exam?

How often should I get a professional provider breast exam?

Annually: If fm hx, prior chest irradiation or child hood malignancy as early as age 20, but 30-40 for others. Also, you need to learn your breast and self exam for changes. If you find something, time for professional confirmation. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens during a vaginal exam and a breast exam?

Could you tell me what happens during a vaginal exam and a breast exam?

History/exam/imaging: Typically this will consist of a basic history to determine your personal and familial background that may influence your breast and genital health, sexual and pregnancy history followed by a physical examination of the breast, axilla (armpits) and badder, rectum and genitalia. Diagnostic imaging may then be ordered depending on the findings and screening criteria. ...Read more

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Hi docs! Wondering what am I looking for when I give myself a breast exam?

How to:: Check this site to learn more about doing a self- breast examination.
http://www. Nationalbreastcancer. Org/breast-self-exam. ...Read more

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Is clinical breast exam needed before mammogram? Considering cost, I think should be done.

Is clinical breast exam needed before mammogram? Considering cost, I think should be done.

Not required: It is preferential to do a clinical breast exam yearly in women over age 40, however, a mammogram can "see" and detect growths that are sometimes not clincially palpable. The best advice here is to do breast self exam monthly after the menstrual period starts to eliminate the breast swelling that occurs before the period. ...Read more

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How would I need to have a breast exam if I have implants?

How would I need to have a breast exam if I have implants?

The implants are: Placed behind the glandular bresat and even behind the pectoral muscles. Having implants do not prevent breast cancer. Implants can move or leak requiring more expensie testing (mri). If over 40, annual mammo and exam par for the course +/- implant. ...Read more

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How do self breast exam?

How do self breast exam?

Self Breast Exam: To screen yourself for breast cancer start with a self exam: http://www. Webmd. Com/breast-cancer/guide/breast-self-exam

If you feel anything concerning contact your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I do a self breast exam on me?

Monthly: After your monthly period, divide the each breast into 4 quadrants while lying down and using the palmer surfaces of 3 fingers circularly check each quadrant and finally the nipple area. If there is doubt about a "lump", jump in the shower and soap your breasts. Most times, fibrocystic "lumps" disappear and the "real meal deal" stands out. See a md if you are unsure. ...Read more