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When should you schedule a clinical breast exam?

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Breast exams are best performed soon after your menstrual period ends, because your breasts will not be as tender and swollen as during your period. This makes it easier to detect any unusual changes. If you have stopped menstruating, schedule the yearly exam on a day that's easy for you to remember, such as your birthday.

From: Doctor's Breast Exam WebMD Medical Reference

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The Cleveland Clinic: "Clinical Breast Examination."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on December 17, 2017

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The Cleveland Clinic: "Clinical Breast Examination."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on December 17, 2017

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