Symptoms to watch out for:
- swelling of all or part of the breast
- skin irritation or dimpling
- breast pain
- nipple pain or the nipple turning inward
- redness, scaliness, or thickening of the nipple or breast skin
- a nipple discharge other than breast milk
a. Occurs without squeezing the nipple
b. Occurs in only one breast
c. Is bloody or clear (not milky)
- a lump in the underarm area
NOTE: Breast tissue is naturally lumpy. In most cases, this lumpiness is no cause to worry.
You are looking for a CHANGE to your breast, a new lump that wasn't there before, or a lump that feels different from the rest of your breast tissue.
These symptoms often are signs of other, less dangerous diseases, but it is best to get it verified by a doctor to make sure of your diagnosis.