Breast Problems - Check Your Symptoms

Call a doctor if:

  • You find a lump in your breast, armpit, or chest area that concerns you, especially if it is hard and not like the rest of your breast tissue.
  • You find a breast lump after menopause.
  • You have a bloody or greenish discharge from a nipple, or you have a watery or milky discharge that occurs without pressing on the nipple or breast.
  • You have a change in a nipple, such as crusty or scaly skin or a nipple that turns in rather than points out.
  • One of your breasts changes shape or seems to pucker or pull when you raise your arms.
  • The skin looks dimpled like an orange peel.
  • You have a change in the color or feel of the skin of a breast or the darker area around a nipple.
  • You have new pain in one breast that lasts longer than 1 or 2 weeks and was not caused by an injury.
  • You have any signs of infection in a breast, such as pain, redness, warmth, or swelling.
  • You are a man and you find a lump in your chest area.
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