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What is a concerning finding during a physical breast exam?

Any kind of breast abnormality -- a lump or mass, skin dimpling or change in skin coloration on a part of the breast -- found during a physical exam may be significant. Also, some nipple discharge may be concerning, particularly if it is bloody.

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