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  • #106141
    foxylady
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    Hi there,

    I have some bumps on my nipples. Am I normal?

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    #106614
    Nurse_NettieNurse_Nettie
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    Hi @foxylady & sorry for my late response. The answer is yes you’re completely normal. These little bumps are called Montgomery tubercles. The number & size of these glands vary between each person. It’s great that you’re checking your breasts! Did you know that breast cancer is the most common cancer in women?

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    #120317
    teatea
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    I’m so glad someone else was wondering this too! I wondered for a long time what they were, thanks for clearing things up @nurse_nettie!

    I didn’t know breast cancer was the most common! What is the best way to do a self-breast exam? @nurse_nettie?

    There’s this post in the forum which talks about how to perform a breast exam on yourself, but I was wondering if there were any good videos on how to do it?

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    #120323
    Nurse_NettieNurse_Nettie
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    @tea Just getting comfortable touching your own breasts regularly is more important than following some technique perfectly. Ideally, it’s best to feel all over both breasts & under the arm at around the same time in your cycle every month. The point is to learn what’s normal for you & see your doctor early if you notice anything unusual (e.g. a lump, change in breast shape, any redness or a discharge from the nipple).

    There are lots of useful videos around, but Touch Your Tits is a little more fun to watch than the average 🙂

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    #120360
    teatea
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    Thanks so much @nurse_nettie!! If breast cancer runs in the family, should checks be performed more often?

    Um also, loving the merch over at Touch Your Tits!!! (Also top video)!

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    #120365
    Nurse_NettieNurse_Nettie
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    Hi @tea, if breast cancer runs in your family, it’s important to talk your GP (regular doctor) about what kind of screening you should do. Thy might recommend you start mammograms/ultrasound screening earlier. They might recommend genetic testing as well. Sometimes nothing extra is needed — not all breast cancers are hereditary. It’s important to get advice that’s specific to your situation.

    No matter family history, I’d recommend that anyone with breasts (including trans women on HRT & trans men who haven’t had top surgery) do self exams just after their period or the same time each month if they don’t have periods.

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    #121125
    Kerrshay
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    Yes that’s pretty normal. I think most if not all females have that around their aeriolas.

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    #121133
    curiousss
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    I thought i was one of the only ones with little bumps on my nipples! Thanks for clearing this up guys! @foxylady @tea @nurse_nettie @kerrshay!!

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    #128843
    DirtyChai
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    Hey guys, on the note of breast checks… I actually found this really cool Breast Awareness Hanger over at the Courageous Ladies website. I live in a share-house with two other girls so I’m going to hang it on our bathroom door 🙂

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    #128864
    YogiGirl
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    Hey @dirtychai, love that! I’ve actually been thinking about investing in one of the Courageous Ladies calendars as a general mood booster but this Breast Awareness Hanger is super cool. Perfect if sharing a house with a few ladies as a reminder to do regular breast checks. Something i’ve been neglecting, so thanks for the reminder.

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    #128879
    curiousss
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    Hey @dirtychai and @yogigirl thanks for this! I’ve wanted to learn how to do a breast check for ages. This has reminded me!

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