- Unusual tenderness of the nipple, with pores formed near the nipple (like those found in orange peels);
- Thickening of the area near the breasts or underarms, or the presence of a lump near the nipples or anywhere in or around the breast tissue;
- Unexplained shrinkage in the size of the breasts;
- Asymmetrical appearance of the breasts which might seem unusual;
- Nipples that appear slightly inverted in their orientation, compared to their normal appearance;
- The skin near the nipples or surrounding them, or an area around the breasts, appears red and patchy or scaly;
- Check for any kind of clear or bloody discharge from the nipples. Nipple discharge isn’t necessarily abnormal, even when a woman is not breastfeeding, but it should be checked by a physician. A man who notices nipple discharge should always have it evaluated, regardless of the circumstances.
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