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

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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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Breast Exam (Definition)

A clinical breast exam is performed by a health care provider. A visual inspection and manual palpation are performed to look for abnormalities. A breast self exam(bse) is when a woman checks her own breast tissue once a month. This is done to get to know one's own unique lumpiness and be able to identify when something is ...Read more


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

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

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 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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Where can I get a clinical breast exam?

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?

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