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A 24-year-old female asked:

With breast cancer, when it comes to inverted nipples, should one be able to pull the nipple back to it's original state or would cancer prevent this?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 30 years experience
Recent? Old?: Have both your nipples always been inverted? If so its terribly unlikely this is a cancer worry, whether you can pull or not. If one nipple has recently inverted you need an exam with a professional. I do hope this helps, and good wishes.
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
It depends: If the inverted nipples are because of an underlying cancer and they have not been inverted before, you usually can't pull them back. Inverted nipples can be normal. It is the change that is a sign of a problem not just the fact that the nipple is inverted. Hope this helps.

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