Not really sure *what* you should be checking for when doing a breast self-exam?
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Thanks to our Gyno Guru, Dr Sherry, who's walked us through the entire process.
Aside from looking for obvious changes in your breast size and shape, you’ll want to pay attention to any abnormal lumps, bumps, skin changes or nipple discharge.
* Stand in front of the mirror with your hands on your hips and take a good look. Notice anything different?
* Raise your arms up over your head. Notice anything different now? Pay special attention to nipple shape and color.
* Look to see if there’s any discharge or fluid coming from your nipples.
* Check for lumps. To do this, lay on your back and put one hand over the top of the breast you’re examining. With your other hand, run your fingertips firmly over your breast tissue in a circular motion. Think of the breast as a plus (+) sign, purposefully feel each quarter. Once you’ve finished doing this with your breasts, move to your underarms and do the same.
* Sit up (or stand) and check your breasts in a similar way as you did in step 4, but from this new position.