Breast self examination (BSE) in 2 easy steps

Well yes, that expression! Not a problem because we are not brought up in a certain way. But it’s time we change now!

A Breast Self-Examination (BSE) is a technique to examine any physical or visual changes in your breast. Not only females but males too should run BSE once in a month from the age of 18.

The 2 BSE steps are:



* Stand straight in front of a mirror and look at your breasts. Do not slouch.

* Look for any abnormality in their usual size, shape or color.

* Check if the nipple has changed position or is an inverted nipple (pushed inward instead of sliding out)

* Look for any discharge from both the nipple (watery, milky or yellowish fluid or blood)

* Now check for above mentioned changes with your hands raised up.




* Now feel your breasts while lying down. Use your right hand for your left breast and your left hand for right breast.

* Feel your breast with your finger pads for any lump or unusual thickening in circular motion, keeping your nipple as central point.

* Squeeze the nipple gently to check if they are producing any discharge material.

* Finally while sitting or standing examine your armpits for any unusual findings.


Carry out this self-examination and stay safe.

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