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When should I call a doctor if I find a lump in my breast?

Be sure to call your healthcare professional for an appointment if you find a lump in your breast that:
  • is new or feels unusual
  • feels different from the breast tissue in either one of your breasts
  • changes or grows larger
Also, call your doctor if you notice:
  • bloody or spontaneous discharge from your nipple
  • skin changes on your breast, such as redness, crusting, dimpling or puckering
  • an inverted nipple (turned inward) if it's not normally positioned this way.

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