Breast Self-Exam (cont.)
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Facing a Mirror
Stand before a mirror and compare the breasts for differences in size, nipple inversion (turning in), bulging, or dimpling. Note any skin or nipple changes, such as a hard knot or nipple discharge.
Inspect your breasts in the following four steps:
In these positions, your pectoral muscles are contracted, and a subtle dimpling of the skin may appear if a growing tumor has affected a ligament.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/15/2014
Serdar H Ural, MD
Aneela Naureen Hussain, MD, MBBS
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