author: doctor Sholenkina О.N.
The beauty of a woman is not only a slender figure, sharp mind and attractive appearance. An important role in this is played by women's health: mental equilibrium, the state of internal and external organs, including the female breast. And if in the society some flaws in this part of the female body can be properly concealed under clothes, then alone with a mirror and in the doctor's office something will be visible even with the naked eye. How to regularly monitor the breast and not bring to severe illness? We will talk about this.
To begin with, you should regularly inspect your chest. Doctors recommend doing this at least twice a month: in the middle and after the cycle. How to properly monitor the mammary glands?
1. Visual inspection is an important part of such a ritual. He is held in front of a mirror. In this case, pay attention to the appearance of the breast, its shape. Examine the skin and nipples. Then raise your hands up and carefully examine the chest in front and on both sides. There should be no redness and inflammation of the skin, peeling and swelling of the tissue.
2. The next step is manual research. An important rule that every woman should remember is that you can not do this with one or two fingers, this involves the entire palm of your hand and the fingers that are gathered together. For convenience, the mammary gland should be divided into four parts. Start with the upper outer quarter and slowly move clockwise, feeling each component.
3. After this, it is necessary to inspect the nipples. To properly do this, clamp each nipple alternately between the forefinger and the thumb. There should not be any excreta (unless the woman is breastfeeding the baby).
4. Then examine the mammary glands as indicated in the second paragraph in the prone position and proceed with the examination of the lymph nodes. Feel your fingers in the armpit area of the lymph nodes - this is an important indicator of the health of the female breast. They are felt in the form of small balls in diameter a few millimeters, soft and painless to the touch.
When should I see a doctor?
With any changes:
- engorgement of mammary glands;
If at least one of the listed signs has appeared - immediately consult a gynecologist or mammologist for more in-depth study. Timely appeal for help to specialists - a pledge not only of peace of mind, but also a good chance to maintain your health.
It is important to remember that the engorgement of the glands, swelling of the tissue and soreness in the area of the lymph nodes may be in women before the menstrual cycle begins. That is why in this period gynecologists do not recommend examining the mammary glands.
sooraj goud: Everything is excellently done 👌🏻just to add on when palpating the contralateral breast should be covered for patients privacy and comfort 😃
Matthew Xavier: Hi, are you guys going to do an updated video on this, or is this still currently the recommended approach? The latest edition of Bates had mentioned the 'Vertical Strip Pattern' to be the best for detecting breast masses. As always, thanks for exceptional content!
I didn't get to choose this: You have to check epi trochlear lymph node, lymphedema in the arm on the affacted side. Also check liver span and jaundice in eyes to rule out liver mets. And press at various points along spine to check for spinal tenderness in case of spinal mets.
machschau: in real life, must you always ensure a chaperone is present or would it be sufficient to offer one and let the patient decide (and is the answer different depending on whether you yourself are male or female)?
Anxious Reflection: Just a heads up.. My lecturers told us med students that we're not supposed to lift our hands off from the breast while palpating.. But excellent video anyways!
Ehsan Khan: all efforts are speechless to appreciate . in the the end the summary you gave was so awesome . the way you start is marvelous. thank you and your team ..
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