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How can I make normal my inverted nipples?

How can I make normal my inverted nipples?

Surgery if desired: Plastic surgery is probably the only true way of correcting inverted nipples. Some advocate regularly stretching (hoffman technique)/stimulating the nipples to loosen tissue. Some have used suction from a 10 cc syringe. During nursing of a baby-some will use nipple shields. Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon who has expertise if you truly are not happy with 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 it normal to have inverted nipples?

Is it normal to have inverted nipples?

Inverted nipples ok: It is normal if your nipples have been inverted chronically. Inverted nipples are only a concern if the nipple has always been everted(turned out) and is now inverted. ...Read more

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How can I get inverted nipples to be normal?

How can I get inverted nipples to be normal?

Need to be checked: First you need to find out why your nipple is inverted, since one of the causes of nipple inversion is an underlying malignancy. If your nipple has been inverted for a long time and cancer is not its cause, surgical correction can be done by a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it possible to make inverted nipples normal?

Is it possible to make inverted nipples normal?

Usually not: In most cases, inverted nipples are due to anatomic changes in the nipples. If this is something that has been ongoing for a long period of time, it can be surgically corrected. When 1 nipple inverts and/or is associated with a mass, then you need evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is normal to have inverted nipples?

Please tell me if it is normal to have inverted nipples?

Yes: Inverted nipples are very common. I see mothers with them on a regular basis. It comes up frequently during discussions on breast feeding. They are able to breast feed just fine. Sometimes they find a nipple shield to be helpful. ...Read more

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I have inverted nipples and was wondering if that's normal and also why it occurs?? it's something I'm really insecure about.

If they change: and can pop out (like with cold) then, no, it is a normal varient of zero concern. If it is both sides, infection, etc is just not at all likely. http://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/advice/a5928/ask-logan-inverted-nipples/ a change in ONE nipple with other symptoms would be a concern. Always being that way, symmetric both sides without other problems not likely a problem. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have inverted nipples? Can I breastfeed?

Is it normal to have inverted nipples? Can I breastfeed?

Yes: You can breast feed, even with inverted nipples. Most hospitals have a team of lactation specialists who can assist you. Talk to your obstetrician for help. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have inverted nipples or is it considered a disorder or malformation?

Is it normal to have inverted nipples or is it considered a disorder or malformation?

Let me help you: An inverted nipple is a condition where the nipple, instead of pointing outward, is retracted into the breast. In some cases, the nipple will be temporarily protruded if stimulated, but in others, the inversion remains regardless of stimulus. Women and men can have inverted nipples.Around 10-20% of all women are born with this condition could be congenital, our acquired. ...Read more

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Is it normal to find the earwax inside your inverted nipples?

Yes: The breast, even when not lactating, has active ducts and glands. The normal discharge from the breast may accumulate if the nipples are inverted. If the discharge seems excessive or bloody, you might consider having a clinical exam done. ...Read more

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I had inverted nipples. 1 side was sore & literally closed up after being sucked. Clear sticky liquid was seen when I tried to press it open. Normal?

Inverted nipples: Inverted nipple should not be a, problem. They are not "closed off", and work just fine for nursing an infant. Latching on can be more challenging, but very doable. I wish you the very best. ...Read more

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I have inverted nipples they come out only during cold or stimulation.i also hv saggy breasts. is it normal? M a virgin.will pregnancy correct this?

I have inverted nipples they come out only during cold or stimulation.i also hv saggy breasts. is it normal? M a virgin.will pregnancy correct this?

Normal: Normal to have inverted nipples. Common in women as well as men. Not sure what HV refers to but 'saggy' breasts could be due to size or normal genetics. If it's a cosmetic issue you could address it with a plastics doctor. Pregnancy will make your breasts fuller but generally with age and after pregnancy your breasts may develop stretch marks or lose more fat so might be worse, hard to say. ...Read more

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If grade 3 inverted nipples came with clear discharge ever since i 1st had breasts age 12 is this serious and should I see a doctor or is this normal?

Yes see surgeon/gyne: This is not typically associated with any serious situation at your age. Treatments are available but may interfere with your ability to nurse. More commonly we are co corned with bloody or brown discharge but this should be evaluated by a physician with possible cytology if indicated. ...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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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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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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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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Inverted Nipples (Definition)

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