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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Zasuly
27 years experience Plastic Surgery
Surgery: A small office procedure can be helpful to correct inverted nipples. You should have a breast exam first however. Nipples can retract from growths.
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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience Family Medicine
Takes work: Sometimes by manipulation/ manual pumping with a breast pump u can modify the nipple 2 protrude more a device can be made by using 20cc plastic syri ... Read More
Dr. Larry Nichter
35 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Inverted Nipple: It is common if you have always had an inverted nipple then it is usually caused by shotened milk ducts and internal fibrous tissue. If it is a new fi ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
9 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: It depends on your age. If you are a young girl, your nipples and breast structure will change as you progress through adolescence. However, if you ar ... Read More
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Specializes in Pediatrics
Breast feeding shell: If you have inverted nipples and plan to breast feed it is best to begin to draw the nipples out well before delivery. There are simple stretches tha ... Read More
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Dr. Larry Nichter
35 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Inverted Nipple Fix: I recommend trying a non-surgical approach called the nipplette. It is a suction device that works for most women. It can be found on line and you do ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Not uncommon: They are not uncommon new nipple inversions that appear after childhood should be checked by a doctor.
Dr. Larry Nichter
35 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Inverted Nipples: It is common if you have always had an inverted nipple then it is usually caused by shotened milk ducts and internal fibrous tissue. If it is a new fi ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
46 years experience Breast Surgery
Multiple causes: Inversion of nipple can happen physiologically. In this situation you should be able to evert it by manipulation. If inversion is more fixed and const ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience Family Medicine
Things to Try: Where nipple shields, sometimes they help the nipple protrude. Sometimes gentle traction from your fingers, a breast pump, or a modified open ended an ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience Pediatrics
Inverted nipples: It is not uncommon to have inverted nipples. They are a variant of normal and it usually will not cause any problems. Many women can even breast feed ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephanie Chuipek
38 years experience Pediatrics
Can't: They are not a disease, but a normal variety of what people look like - about 10 percent of people. So just feel special.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. MARK LONG
Dr. MARK LONG answered
25 years experience Pediatrics
Causation: Causes : inverted nipple is not medically harmful and is quite common. Hereditary is the major cause for inverted nipple since for many women it is i ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
No-surgery v surgery: There are a variety of approaches for treating inverted nipples beginning with a nipple aspirator or nipplette device proceeding to nipple piercing an ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Female?: Not to worry, they should evert if you breast feed.

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