The Peony Suite consulting room examination area
The next step will be a clinical examination. You will be asked to go behind a curtain and undress to the waist.
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Initially the doctor will wish to examine you sitting up. This is to assess the shape of the breasts and will give you a chance to point out what it is that you have found wrong. You will then be asked to lie down with your arms above your head. The doctor will check both breasts and the under arm areas (axillae) carefully, starting with the normal side first. All women are lumpy to some degree and it is important that we get a clear idea of what your normal tissue feels like before examining the area of your concern. It also offers us the chance to check you are not missing anything else.