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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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 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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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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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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