- Having a history of breast surgery or breast injury
- Having large breasts
When Should I Call My Doctor?
- Change in the size or shape of your breast
- Discharge from your nipple
- New lumps or masses felt in the breast
- Other changes to the skin on your breasts, such as crusting, dimpling, or puckering
- Wearing a properly fitting bra that has good support
- Avoiding caffeine
- Eating a low-fat diet
- Using a hot or cold compress
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Office on Women's Health http://www.womenshealth.gov
Canadian Women's Health Network http://www.cwhn.ca
The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada http://www.sogc.org
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- Reviewer: Andrea Chisholm, MD; Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 07/2013 -
- Update Date: 05/11/2013 -
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