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How do you know what's normal during a breast self-examination?
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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery
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In brief: Know your normal
The main goal of a breast self exam (bse) is to get to know what your normal lumps feel like.
You should do this every month about 10 days after the start of your period. Once you are familiar with your unique lumpiness, then feeling something abnormal is easy. It takes practice and diligence. A significant other can be helpful as well if you are not comfortable with your body.

In brief: Know your normal
The main goal of a breast self exam (bse) is to get to know what your normal lumps feel like.
You should do this every month about 10 days after the start of your period. Once you are familiar with your unique lumpiness, then feeling something abnormal is easy. It takes practice and diligence. A significant other can be helpful as well if you are not comfortable with your body.
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