Your Breasts (Women)
What To Look For
When Checking Your Breasts
If there are other changes in your breasts that do not feel or look right to you, get a doctor chec as soon as possible.
- Abnormal swelling in either the breast, nipple, or chest muscle.
- Lump, hard knot or thickening in the breast, chest or underarm area—this is usually not painful, but may be tender.
- Other changes in the size or shape of the breast.
- Skin dimpling or puckering.
- Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple.
- Nipple that retracts, or turns inward.
- Redness on the nipple or breast.
- Nipple discharge.
Some of these symptoms may be from a non-cancerous breast condition. To be safe, if you notice any changes in your breast or nipple, see your health professional right away.