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Causes Of 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Many causes: Inverted nipples maybe natural. Maybe due to previous episodes of infection/mastitis, physiological or secondary to an underlying malignancy. If you have noted inversion of your nipple, you need to have an evaluation by a health care provider experienced in breast care. Breast cancer needs to be ruled out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple causes: Some women have naturally inverted nipples. If the nipples are normally everted and become inverted, there is more concern. One common cause is repeated episodes of infection/inflammation (periductal mastitis) which over time causes scarring and nipple inversion. Breast cancers also can result in nipple inversion/retraction. Therefore it is important to have an evaluation by a breast specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not.: Most of the time this is dermatologic. There is a type of breast cancer known as paget's disease of the nipple that can present as an excoriated lesion on the nipple or areola. If this type if lesion is present and does not resolve, consider seeing a dermatologist or breast surgeon. Although unlikely, a biopsy would be a very quick, simple procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Physiologic changes: Usual physiologic changes that include hormonal fluctuations, increase or decrease of different components of breast (pregnancy, lactation, aging), or thick secretions can all cause fibrocystic changes. These are not associated with increase risk of cancer. Regular breast exams and mammograms are still recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause erect nipples that aren't sore at all, prominent montgomery glands, and darkening of areolas besides pregnancy?
Many things: If your nipples are always like that then this may just be how you were built. Cold, tight bras, friction, hormonal changes can all cause a temporary change in nipple appearance. Schedule a visit and have a doctor help if you are concerned. ...Read more
Puffy? : I am not sure i understand what is meant by puffy nipples. However, if it occurs cyclicly it could be related to breast enlargement that can occur in relation to your periods. I'm not sure if i actually addressed your question, if not, you can consult with your physician. Take care. ...Read more
Several reasons: Obviously breast feeding but if not postpartum or pregnancy related, this can be normal & result from stimulation of the breast. If milky, prolactin is usually checked to look for levels consistent with prolactinoma. Bloody nipple discharge can be a warning sign for cancer. Purulent discharge can occur with infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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