Many women may find their breasts feel lumpy.
If the lumpiness can be felt throughout the breast and feels like your other breast, then it’s likely normal breast tissue.
Lumps that feel harder or different from the rest of the breast (or the other breast) or that feel like a change should be checked.
What does a lump in your breast feel like?
The feel of a breast lump depends on its cause, location, and growth. They can vary greatly from painful, hard, and immobile to soft, painless, and easily moveable. According to BreastCancer.org, lumps are most likely to be cancerous if they do not cause pain, are hard, unevenly shaped, and immobile.
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.
What is usually the first sign of breast cancer?
Early signs of breast cancer include: nipple discharge from one breast that is clear, red, brown, or yellow. unexplained redness, swelling, skin irritation, itchiness, or rash on the breast. swelling or a lump around the collarbone or under the arm.