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Doctor insights on: Babies Inverted Nipples

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Will my inverted nipples be corrected if I have a baby?

Will my inverted nipples be corrected if I have a baby?

Nipple shape: With stimulation the nipples will most likely protrude allowing for breast feeding. But having a baby will not change the basic architecture of your nipples. ...Read more

Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more


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Is there any chance my inverted nipples will come out? I'm 2 weeks pregnant and soon to give birth to my child and i want to breastfeed. Pls help! ty

Is there any chance my inverted nipples will come out? I'm 2 weeks pregnant and soon to give birth to my child and i want to breastfeed. Pls help! ty

Lactation: There are ways to address an inverted nipple for the purpose of lactation. Available to you in most hospitals are lactation consultants that should be able to assist with that. ...Read more

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How to fix inverted nipples?

How to fix inverted nipples?

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 that your pediatrician or lactation consultant can teach you. Wearing special breast feeding shells before delivery can also help. Breast feeding suction also draw the nipple out. Don't wait, start before delivery-to give your infant an easy latch on. ...Read more

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What causes inverted nipples?

What causes inverted nipples?

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 constant but long atanding, it may be due to previous episodes of infection or mastitis. If it is more recent and progressive there is cause for concern. Since it may be due to an underlying malignancy. So, if you notice a new change in your nipple such as inversion, irritation or discharge you definitely need to have a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there a way to fix inverted nipples?

Is there a way to fix inverted nipples?

Yes: You'll first want to make sure there is not an abnormality causing the inversion. If this is chronic, then it can be surgically corrected. I recommend finding a good plastic surgeon who can perform this procedure. ...Read more

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What causes someone to have inverted nipples?

What causes someone to have inverted nipples?

Many causes: Inverted nipples may be natural if you have had them for a long time. Many times previous episoded of infection or matitis in the area behind the nipple will result in scarring and pulling the nipple inward. Breast cancer is also one of the causes. Therefore it is recommended to have your breast checked by a breast care specialist to rule out (or confirm) possiblity of an underlying cancer. ...Read more

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Are inverted nipples treatable?

Inverted nipples: Surgical correction of inverted nipples is possible but that could negatively affect a woman's ability to breast feed. ...Read more

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Can I have surgery to fix inverted nipples?

Can I have surgery to fix inverted nipples?

Yes you can: Plastic surgery is one method of protracting inverted nipples. If a woman elects to have this surgery performed on her inverted nipples, it can permanently destroy her capacity to breastfeed. ...Read more

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Do you get inverted nipples during puberty?

Do you get inverted nipples during puberty?

Generally not: Sometimes during breast feeding, but pregnancy and breast feeding often cause invented nipples to "pop out". Sometimes frequent manual stimulation will do the same thing. They are generally a benign condition. ...Read more

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How can surgery correct my inverted nipples?

Inverted Nipple: One technique involves making an incision at the edge of the areola, identifying and dividing (cutting) the ducts that attach to and pull on the inner surface of the nipple, placing a suture under the skin at the base of the nipple to keep it from inverting again. ...Read more

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Is it okay to get inverted nipples piercings?

Yes: It wont hurt the nipple or change risk of cancer but it will hurt the person attached to the nipple. It is personal choice. ...Read more

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How can I fix inverted nipples without surgery?

Inverted nipples: Some woman who breast feed may experience protraction that remains. Suction sex toys may be used to protract nipples & stimulation often causes them to protract. If the nipples is able to protract then sometimes piercing jewelry can keep it in a protracted state. ...Read more

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Inverted nipples itching, should I be concerned?

Inverted nipples itching, should I be concerned?

No: You can consider using vinegar or baking soda (1 tsp in 1 cup water) to wash them....The itching may be nothing or may be mild candida...If not is not improving be seen....You'll feel better. ...Read more

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Why are my inverted nipples suddenly popping out?

Why are my inverted nipples suddenly popping out?

You have grade1: Inverted nipple grade 1 refers to nipples that can easily be pulled out, by using finger pressure around the aureola. The grade 1 inverted nipple maintains its projections and rarely retracts. Also, grade 1 inverted nipples may occasionally pop up without manipulation or pressure. ...Read more

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How can one clean inverted nipples without irritation?

Mild soap: You can gently evert the nipple (pressure to cause it to come out) and use a mild soap and a cotton swap. If you are unable to evert the nipple, then a breast specialist should evaluate to make sure there are no other abnormalities. ...Read more

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Is there a way to cure inverted nipples without surgery?

Is there a way to cure inverted nipples without surgery?

Possibly: There are articles in the literature describinf the use of temporary nipple piercing to correct inverted nipples. The theory is that the scar that develops after removing the piercing helps to keep the nipple from retracting. ...Read more

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Inverted nipples- is there a way to fix this without surgery?

Inverted nipples- is there a way to fix this without surgery?

What is cause: Is this a new finding or have you always been inverted on both sides? If the latter, then only surgery can bring them back out. I recommend a board certified plastic surgeon.
If the inversion is new, find a breast specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there any non-medical way to make inverted nipples come out?

Sometimes: Gently pull them out daily or twice a day for a few months. You have to stretch the ligaments. ...Read more

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Are inverted nipples common?

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 finding then see your doctor as it may represent a malignancy.
To correc this, 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 not need a prescription. ...Read more

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Inverted nipples how to correct ?

Rule out pathology: First and foremost, see a doctor to evaluate. Have a mammogram and ultrasound. If there are benign findings, or, if chronic, there are procedures to correct. The results of these procedures are relatively modest. Always rule out pathology first. ...Read more

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What to do about inverted nipples?

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 their babies without any problems. ...Read more

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How can you cure inverted nipples?

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. ...Read more

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What causes inverted nipples in women?

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 inherited by birth. However this kind of shy nipple can be pulled out through stimulation or proper massage when she becomes pregnant. Actual reason for inheriting inverted nipple is the underlying tissues and ligaments of the breast. ...Read more

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How to make my inverted nipples point?

How to make my inverted nipples point?

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 and then to duct preserving techniques and lastly to duct transection. These are listed in increasing order of severity the last procedure most likely to compromise the ability of lactate and nurse. ...Read more

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What can be done for inverted nipples?

Inverted nipples: Plastic surgery can protract inverted nipples but may prevent ability to breast feed. If the nipples is able to protract then sometimes piercing jewelry can keep it in a protracted state. Some woman who breast feed may experience protraction that remains. ...Read more

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What to do if I have inverted nipples?

Female?: Not to worry, they should evert if you breast feed. ...Read more

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Inverted Nipples (Definition)

An inverted nipple (occasionally invaginated nipple) is a nipple that, instead of pointing outward, is ...Read more