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What's the proper method to perform a breast self exam? Sitting, lying?
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Dr. Mitchell Schuster
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
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In brief: Lying
It used to be suggested that they be done while in the shower with soap on your fingers to make it easier to feel things.
But, in the past year, the new recommendations are to do the exam when lying down to get flattening of the breast tissue against the ribs. Use the fat part of the fingers and push the tissue against the rib cage.

In brief: Lying
It used to be suggested that they be done while in the shower with soap on your fingers to make it easier to feel things.
But, in the past year, the new recommendations are to do the exam when lying down to get flattening of the breast tissue against the ribs. Use the fat part of the fingers and push the tissue against the rib cage.
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