How to check your breasts lying down

Breast Clinic

Fold a towel or put a pillow under your right shoulder and place your right arm behind your head. With the flat part of your left hand, press gently in small circular motions around an imaginary clock face. 

Start at the top of the breast for 12 o’clock and move in a clockwise circle until you return to 12 again. Then move in one inch and repeat. Keep doing this until you reach the nipple. This procedure should take at least four circles in total. 

Repeat this process with the pillow under your left shoulder and your left arm behind your head. 

Finally, gently pinch each nipple between thumb and index finger. If there is any secretion, particularly if it comes from a single pore, then you should get checked by your GP.

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