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When should I schedule a clinical breast exam?

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

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The Cleveland Clinic: "Clinical Breast Examination."

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on December 4, 2019

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The Cleveland Clinic: "Clinical Breast Examination."

Reviewed by Kecia Gaither on December 4, 2019

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