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Why is my nipple inverted after breast reduction?

Why is my nipple inverted after breast reduction?

Depends: If the nipple was inverted before the procedure then breast reduction alone will not correct that. If it wasn't beforehand, there may be some traction/tension on the deeper tissues that are pulling the nipple into the breast mound. If its early after surgery, swelling of the surrounding tissue can give the appearance of inversion. Go back and talk to your surgeon and let him/her evaluate you. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Can nipple piercings affect breast feeding?

Can nipple piercings affect breast feeding?

Possibly: If the piercing hits into the ducts, milk flow could be affected. Production should not be a problem, but you may be more prone to mastitis and/or have some minor problems with let down of the milk. That being said, I have known many women to breast feed without any problems who had history of nipple piercing, so I wouldn't rule it out just based on that. ...Read more

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Does having a nipple piercing affect breast feeding?

Does having a nipple piercing affect breast feeding?

Possibly: Nipple Piercings have led to cellulitis & abscesses. The jewelry can snag against clothing with potential of traumatic tears to the nipple. Additionally, scar tissue on the nipple or jewelry can block a milk duck & in some cases make it more difficult to latch during breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Could inverted male nipple protrude?

Could inverted male nipple protrude?

NO: By definition an inverted nipple is not protruding. You need an exam and labs. A through breast exam and assessment for lymph nodes. A mammogram and breast ultrasound may be warranted. Men can present atypically with breast cancer. ...Read more

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Can breastfeeding and pumping cause nipple inversion?

Can breastfeeding and pumping cause nipple inversion?

Nipple inversion: Yes breast feeding or pumping can cause nipple inversion because of loosening the tissue around the nipple. ...Read more

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Does breast fibroadenoma cause nipple discharge during pregnancy?

Does breast fibroadenoma cause nipple discharge during pregnancy?

Generally, not: A breast fibroadenoma is usually solid, well defined, and "rubbery" to palpation and does not involve the mammary ducts, thus no discharge. During pregnancy, the discharge may be the initial preparation of the breasts to manufacture milk. Call your OB md and have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What does a crusted, scabbed, inverted nipple mean, breast cancer?

What does a crusted, scabbed, inverted nipple mean, breast cancer?

Rule out cancer: If the crusted inverted scabbed nipple is something new then it is important to rule out breast cancer unless you have had an inverted nipple since pubertal growth of the breast. ...Read more

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My nipples are cracking during feeding. Is this breast cancer?

My nipples are cracking during feeding. Is this breast cancer?

An eczema- like rash: That persists after a few wks should be biopsies but it sounds like chapping. ...Read more

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Not pregnant,having nipple discharge on and off for months, white,not watery, no pain, no smell, both breasts, inverted nipple both breasts, normal?

Not pregnant,having nipple discharge on and off for months, white,not watery, no pain, no smell, both breasts, inverted nipple both breasts, normal?

Exam: Any new lumps, bumps, skin changes in the breast should be evaluated by your doctor. You may be seeing breast milk. If you have had a baby before this can be normal. In other cases it can be a sign of an elevated Prolactin hormonal level. Schedule a visit for an evaluation ...Read more

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12 year old with inverted nipple? Breast cancer or normal?

12 year old with inverted nipple? Breast cancer or normal?

Likely normal : Most changes, such as this, in a 12 yo would be developmental, and will likely resolve w time. ...Read more

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Does swollen nipples means breast growth?

Swollen nipples: Swollen nipples mean swollen nipples. The remainder of your breast may or may not be increasing in size. ...Read more

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Breast redness while breastfeeding?

Breast redness while breastfeeding?

Check LATCH: It could be that your baby has an incorrect latch or his/her mouth is not open wide enough when feeding. See a lactation consultant or pediatrician to evaluate both the latch and your breast. ...Read more

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24yrs old, lost roughly 20lbs, right breast very wrinkly, has bumps on areola/whitish bumps on nipple.Left breast slightly wrinkled, nipple inverted.

24yrs old, lost roughly 20lbs, right breast very wrinkly, has bumps on areola/whitish bumps on nipple.Left breast slightly wrinkled, nipple inverted.

Is the nipple: inversion new? If yes - would have this medically checked. The bumps on nipple and areola are likely to be Montgomery Glands. ...Read more

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Can women with inward nipples breastfeed?

Inverted nipples!: They invariably turn outward when the breasts are engorged with milk! it rarely is an issue! ...Read more

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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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Can inverted nipples grow the same as regular nipples?

Inverted nipples: Usually inverted nipples grow normally and often become less inverted, but if you are concerned get examined by the gynecologist. If it is in a child, they often ' pop back out" as they get older- again check with the pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between inverted nipples and breast cancer?

Is there a connection between inverted nipples and breast cancer?

Yes. But: If the nipple was always inverted, no connection. It is the normally everted nipple that converts to inverted that raises the red lantern of worry. Many cancers arise in dense tissue, and as it grows it draws the nipple inward. Imaging stil needed to identify the source and bipsy the kind of treatment needed. ...Read more

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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