Clinical Breast Exam Offered by Gynecologists at Mercy

Institute for Gynecology at Mercy - Baltimore, MD

The Institute for Gynecologic Care at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, provides patients comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of gynecologic conditions and disorders. Our gynecologists offer clinical breast exams as part of an overall gynecologic examination.

What is a Clinical Breast Exam?

A clinical breast exam is a physical examination of the breast and surrounding area by a doctor. Clinical breast exams are typically part of a routine gynecologic check-up and evaluation for adults and some cases, adolescents.

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How is Clinical Breast Exam performed?

A clinical breast exam involves a visual inspection of the breast. The doctor will look for any visible signs of disease or any abnormalities. The doctor will also feel the breast tissue for any inconsistencies that may signify a breast problem, such as a lump.

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Who should receive Clinical Breast Exam?

A clinical breast exam is typically recommended as part of an overall health screening for women starting at the age of 20. The gynecologists at The Institute for Gynecologic Care will evaluate factors including your medical history to help determine the necessity and frequency for a clinical breast exam.