Normal breasts can be smooth or lumpy.
Most lumps are due to normal changes in breast tissue that occur during development.
Your breasts may also feel different or lumpy around the time of your period.
What does normal breast tissue feel like?
Normal breast tissue often feels nodular (lumpy) and varies in consistency from woman to woman. Even within each individual woman, the texture of breast tissue varies at different times in her menstrual cycle, and from time to time during her life.
What do female breasts feel like?
They’re soft to the touch and initial squeeze, but if you start pinching or prodding, it feels like straight-up gristle under the skin. “Breasts are made of several different types of tissue, including fat, glands, and support structures, and all of these can influence the texture of the breast,” says Dr.
What do early pregnancy breasts feel like?
Pregnancy: Your breasts during early pregnancy may feel sore, sensitive, or tender to the touch. They may also feel fuller and heavier. This tenderness and swelling will usually happen one to two weeks after you conceive, and it can last for a while as your progesterone levels rise due to your pregnancy.
What should I feel in a breast exam?
Begin with a visual examination of your breasts
To inspect your breasts visually, do the following: Face forward and look for puckering, dimpling, or changes in size, shape or symmetry. Check to see if your nipples are turned in (inverted). Inspect your breasts with your hands pressed down on your hips.