The breast is one of the most delicate parts of the female body. Many disorders can occur throughout life. Therefore it is essential to take care of the breast correctly since adolescence.
The breast is formed by a glandular part that is developed during puberty and further develops during pregnancy and lactation.
The connective tissue is formed by two layers, one thicker and one thinner and deeper, which are separated by a fibrous layer bound to the clavicle.
The adipose tissue, subject to a drastic decrease in volume during pregnancy and lactation. After this phase, the breast will no longer be able to recover the previous amount of fat.
Around the nipple is the areola, a pigmented area that covers the sebaceous glands.
The breast, therefore, changes in size and shape during life.
When to consult a family doctor
Regardless of age and condition, it is always advisable to consult the family doctor in the presence of such symptoms.
The family doctor, examining the breast and inquiring about the present disorders, will try to trace the cause of the pain or prescribe an X-ray or an ultrasound at a specialized center. Having to perform such further tests could cause a specific alarm. Still, these are healthy controls that are not only used to ascertain breast cancer. In fact, most women who undergo these tests do not appear to have cancer.