When should you see a doctor?
You can stay aware of any changes happening to your breasts by visiting your care provider for your annual clinical breast exam and contacting them immediately if you see or feel:
- A lump or lumps in one or both breasts
- Pain or tenderness
- Fluid leaking from a nipple (when you’re not making milk for breastfeeding)
- A nipple starts pulling in instead of poking out (becomes inverted)
- The skin of your breast changes (such as turning red or puckered)
Many breast changes or lumps are not cancer and might be caused by hormonal changes or other conditions. Have your health provider examine you to diagnose and treat your breasts properly.