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.
Google it! Very easy. to do! There are great pdf's and handouts online that will help you. Best done before your period, and starting the same way each time using small motions, best described in breast health websites. Also, your PCP can instruct you first hand how to do it. Doing it at least once a month is advisable. You can do it at home resting on your bed, or in the shower. Thanks for asking a very important Q!

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How do self breast exam? My breasts are in pain and I don't know why, they started hurting Sunday and Monday. What do need do about this

Breast discomfort. Breasts frequently become tender as a result of hormonal fluctuations. Is it possible you could be pregnant? The purpose of a self breast exam is to assess for swelling and suspicious lumps which usually do not cause tenderness. Read more...
Examine and monitor. A self breast exam is done by using the tips of your fingers and you start the examination starting near the armpit area to feel for lymph nodes. Then move in a circular pattern around the breast and slowing going to the nipple. Do this lying down and standing up. The pain/tenderness might be due to your menstrual cycle. Continue to monitor if the pain gets worse or you feel a lump see a doctor. Read more...

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...
Focus on our normal . Focus on learning what's normal for you and your body. Then if there's something different or drawing your attention particularly if it's persistent then contact your doctor and let them evaluate. Read more...
Breast self-exam. 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...
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...

How do you give your self a self breast exam or check?

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...

What can my breasts feel like when doing a self breast exam?

You can watch video. http://health.discovery.com/diseases-conditions/cancer/videos/breast-cancer-awareness-breast-self-exam.htm. Read more...
Focus on YOUR normal. Focus on learning what's normal for you and your body. Then if there's something different or drawing your attention particularly if it's persistent then contact your doctor and let them evaluate. Read more...

Both of my boobs hurt. But I don't feel lumps that are mobile. My boobs are more hard it feels like when I give myself a self breast exam.?

Good you're checking. Sounds like your breast tissue is pretty dense - perhaps fibroadenomatous. That makes self-checks challenging & sometimes frustrating. So, wait until the best day of your cycle when your breasts will be least swollen & tender: roughly 3-5 days after the end of your period, about the same time in your cycle every month. Tell your doc you are having breast pain. You may benefit from further testing. Read more...

I have lumps in my breasts and you can feel them. They are cysts and tissue. How do I know which ones are of concern when doing a self breast exam?

Sorry, you can't. even in experienced hands, very difficult to tell if lump is of concern or not. Imaging of your breasts best way to help determine if the lumps are of concern or not. Screening mammogram and possible ultrasound to start. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr R. Read more...

What to do if I know there is a way to do a self breast exam to check for cancer, how do I do it?

Pl see below. Here is a good resource: http://www.Nationalbreastcancer.Org/breast-self-exam. Read more...
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...

During self breast exam I note my areolas feel lumpy beneath the skin. Some lumps larger and firmer than others. Are lumps meant to be there?

Normal findings... The breast tissue usually feels "lumpy" because of the mammary glands which give them that quality. However, if you have felt a hard lump or larger than usual that persists for several days or more it is time to have that checked with your doctor. Also if you have skin changes on your breast area, fluid coming out of your nipples or changes in your nipple appearance you need immediate evaluation. Read more...

Is it recommended to do a self breast exam while pregnant and/or nursing? My breasts are going through changes so I don't know what to look for.

Yes, check them. Even though it is not common for a breast cancer to coexist with a pregnancy, it still occurs. Your breasts will be slightly larger and fuller during pregnancy, but the self-exam should look for lumps, skin puckering and bloody discharges just like when not pregnant. Read more...