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.
How does normal breast tissue feel like?
Normal breast tissue often feels nodular (lumpy) and varies in consistency from woman to woman. The breasts move with these muscles which extend from the breastbone up to the collarbone and into the armpit, and do the major work of your upper arm and shoulder.
What does a woman’s breast 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 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.
How do you check your breasts?
Look at your breasts and feel each breast and armpit, and up to your collarbone. 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. You can also look at your breasts in the mirror. Look with your arms by your side and also with them raised.