Lie down and with your right hand, feel your left breast and then do the same on the other side.
1. Use a firm, smooth touch with the first few finger pads of your hand, keeping the fingers flat and together.
2. Use a circular motion, about the size of a quarter.
3. Cover the entire breast from top to bottom, side to side — from your collarbone to the top of your abdomen, and from your armpit to your cleavage.
Here’s a quick self-examination.
1. Raise your arms and check if your breasts are their usual size, shape, and colour in this position.
2. Problems to look for: dimpling, puckering, or bulging of the skin; any changes in nipples’ position; visible distortion or swelling.
3. Also, look for any signs of fluid coming out of one or both nipples.
4. If you find any changes to your breast or nipple, contact your doctor immediately!
For today’s tip, Visual examination of your breasts is the first step in your self-exam.
1. Begin by looking at your breasts in the mirror with your shoulders straight and your arms on your hips.
2. Check if your breasts are their usual size, shape, and color. Make sure they are evenly shaped without visible distortion or swelling.
3. Potential problems to look for: dimpling, puckering, or bulging of the skin; changes in your nipples’ position; redness, soreness, rash, or swelling.