When Should I Call My Doctor About Breast Symptoms?

The Short Answer from a cancer specialist

Q: When Should I Call My Doctor About Breast Symptoms?

A: There are various symptoms in the breasts that should prompt you to call your doctor.

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In particular, you should watch for the following:

  • Any skin changes in the breasts (especially in the nipples and areola)
  • Lump in the breast or underarm
  • Any nipple changes
  • Nipple discharge from one side or a bloody discharge

If you experience any of these, definitely mention them to your doctor. Also, let your doctor know about any new-onset pain that persists.

— Cancer specialist Jame Abraham, MD

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