Doctors do not just sound the alarm, they do not cease to shout about the need to monitor the status of individual mammary glands. This means that every woman must know the symptoms of mastitis - benign breast disease in which there is proliferation of connective and glandular tissue and the formation of various seals and cysts.
Causes of mastitis may be several: hormonal disruptions, an imbalance of sex hormones, thyroid disease, ovarian disease and liver disease, which is responsible for the disposal of sex hormones. Breast does not necessarily lead to cancer, but some forms of the disease may become the background for breast cancer.
Basic, the most common symptom of mastitis - chest pain in the breast. Dull aching pain, aggravated during the premenstrual period. Mastopathy describes the emergence of structures in the mammary gland: it can be both nodes, clearly palpated, and a seal without clear boundaries. May increase the lymph nodes in the armpits. In some cases, increases breast itself, and engorgement of the breast may be accompanied by tenderness, swelling, headaches, abdominal pain. Discharge from the nipple also indicate mastitis. If bloody discharge - immediately contact your doctor.
How not to miss the first signs of mastitis? Mammalogy recommend that all women over 25 years of regular self-examination of breast. Each month, on the seventh to tenth day of the menstrual cycle (seventh to tenth day from the beginning of menstruation) must probe the mammary glands. Women who had menopause, it is desirable to conduct research in the same day of the month.
First, inspect the clothes - there are no traces of discharge. Next, stand in front of the mirror with his hands and bare-chested. Look, there are no external changes. Get your hands behind your back, lift them up - there are no changes in the shape of the breast, whether it rises evenly.
Now Start your right hand behind your head, and left feels right breast - whether seals, swelling, nodules, bumps under the skin. Explore the breast is most convenient fingers crossed in a pinch: palpate the area from the armpit to the bottom of the chest. Change hands and examine the left breast. Then lie on your back on a flat surface and pull one arm along the body. The other hand spiraling movement feels chest.
If under your fingers turned some seal or incomprehensible plot, do not panic and do not diagnose yourself by yourself, be sure to contact mammologu. Remember, early diagnosis facilitates the course of the disease and increase the chances of a full recovery.