After the menopause, normal breasts feel softer, less firm and not as lumpy. Breast changes to look out for See your GP if you notice any of the following changes: a change in the size, outline or shape of your breast a change in the look or feel of your skin, such as puckering or dimpling a new lump, thickening or bumpy area in one breast or armpit that is different from the same area on the other side nipple discharge that's not milky bleeding from your nipple a moist, red area on your nipple that doesn't heal easily any change in nipple position, such as your nipple being pulled in or pointing differently a rash on or around your nipple any discomfort or pain in one breast, particularly if it's a new pain and doesn't go away although pain is only a symptom of breast cancer in rare cases Always see your GP if you are concerned Breast changes can happen for many reasons, and most of them aren't serious.
Back to Health A to Z Nipple discharge Nipple discharge isn't usually a of anything serious, but sometimes it's a good idea to get it checked just in case. That way, you can spot any changes quickly and report them to your GP. Nipple discharge is often normal Lots of women have nipple discharge from time to time.
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Look with your arms by your side and also with them raised. It may just be normal for you. Normal discharge can be lots of colours.
It's also possible for one breast to be larger than the other. You may find it easiest to do this in the shower or bath, by running a soapy hand over each breast and up under each armpit.
However, if you find changes in your breast that aren't normal for you, it's best to see your GP as iwth as possible. But there's a small chance it could be cancer, so it's best to get checked. But it is important to know how your breasts usually look and feel.
The NHS Breast Screening Programme has produced a 5-point plan for being breast aware: know what's normal for you look at your breasts and feel them know what changes to look for report any changes without delay attend routine screening if you're 50 or over Look smal, your breasts and feel each breast and armpit, and up to In collarbone. If cancer is detected, then appropriate treatment should be planned as quickly as possible.
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Get used to how your breasts feel at different times of the month. To contact your GP surgery: visit their website.
Back to Women's health How should I check my breasts? This should stop IIm a few weeks. This can change during your menstrual cycle.
It's also not unusual for babies boys and girls to have milky nipple discharge soon after they're born. Be breast aware Every woman's breasts are different in terms of size, shape and consistency.
This is because it is important to rule out breast cancer. There's no right or wrong way to check your breasts.
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The colour of your discharge isn't a good way of telling if it's anything serious. Non-urgent advice: See a GP if you have nipple discharge and any of these: it happens regularly and isn't just a one-off it seeknig comes from 1 breast it's bloodstained or smelly you're not breastfeeding and it leaks out without any pressure on your breast you're over 50 you have other symptoms — such as a lump, pain, redness or swelling in your breast you're jipples man It's probably nothing serious.
Nipple discharge in men isn't normal. You can also look at your breasts in the mirror.