How to do breast self examination?
Hello, I am 20 years old girl. I have no medical condition. My grand mother and my aunt that is father's sister, both were expired by breast cancer. I am worried. My friend has suggested me that I can do self examination of breast. I don't know how to do it . Out of sheer awkwardness, I could not ask anyone also. Please suggest on this, how to do breast self examination.
@kimmi A breast self-exam is a check-up a woman does at home to look for changes or problems in the breast tissue. Many women feel that doing this is important to their health. Breast self-exam, or regularly examining your breasts on your own, can be an important way to find a breast cancer early, when it’s more likely to be treated successfully. Begin by looking at your breasts in the mirror with your shoulders straight and your arms on your hips. Things to notice: breasts that are their usual size, shape, and color and breasts that are evenly shaped without visible distortion or swelling. Now, raise your arms and look for the same changes. While you're at the mirror, look for any signs of fluid coming out of one or both nipples (this could be a watery, milky, or yellow fluid or blood). Next, feel your breasts while lying down, using your right hand to feel your left breast and then your left hand to feel your right breast. Use a firm, smooth touch with the first few finger pads of your hand, keeping the fingers flat and together. Use a circular motion, about the size of a quarter.