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Doctor insights on: Inverted Vs Retracted Nipples

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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


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Do nipples invert with age?

Do nipples invert with age?

Nipple inversion.: Nipple inversion, especially one-sided, would raise a concern for breast cancer and would necessitate an evaluation, mammogram and perhaps other testing such as breast ultrasound or MRI. Don't assume this is merely due to age. ...Read more

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Why are my nipples inverted? Is that bad?

Inverted nipples: It isn't that uncommon. Not to worry, most women with inverted nipples are able to breastfeed. However, if a nipple that previously protruded becomes inverted that should be medically evaluated. ...Read more

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Should there be a concern if both nipples are inverted?

Not likely.: 10 to 20 % of women are born with inverted nipples. If both nipples have always been inverted that is usually fine. However, if a nipple that was previously erect now becomes inverted - that requires assessment. ...Read more

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Will my nipples always be inverted? Is there a natural way to fix this?

Inverted nipples rem: I nverted nipples is a condition in which nipples instead pointing outward and retracted in the breasts
in some they can protrude temporarely when stimulated but in others it remains retracted
you can be born with it, or it can be aquired after birth
it can be corrected by surgery. ...Read more

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Is it normal for one of my nipples to be inverted and the other is the opposite of inverted?

Maybe: This may be normal and it is not unusual in women. However if you haven't noticed this difference before, it's recommended that you have your physician or gynecologist perform a careful breast examination and advise you. ...Read more

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I'm a bit worried about my nipples. They don't have the nobbly bit that an average women would have. But they are not in inverted. Is it a problem?

Nipple texture: If both nipples have the same texture, I would doubt that there is any pathology. Causes for concern would be a difference between the two nipples, discharge, tenderness, redness of the nipple or breast, or a mass under the nipple. See your physician if you still have concerns. ...Read more

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Why my nipple is inverted?

Why my nipple is inverted?

Anatomic change: An anatomy change special to you. There is no particular reason, virus, or known cause. ...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?

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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What to do about inverted nipples?

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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I want to know about inverted nipples?

I want to know about inverted nipples?

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 do men think of inverted nipples?

What do men think of inverted nipples?

Personal choice: This is something that you will need to discuss with your partner. Men have different likes and dislikes. It is important to make sure there is not reason for the inverted nipples (is this new, one or both?). ...Read more

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How to remove inverted nipples (male)?

Male nipples: Some nipples are inverted by development, it is normal. If it becomes inverted as a new change, then that is of concern and you should seek a doctor.
Otherwise plastic surgeon if unhappy with the look. ...Read more

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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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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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Is it atypical to have inverted nipples?

No: Inverted nipples can occur in women. Usually it has been noticed since puberty.

However, if it is something of recent onset, check in with your local breast surgeon to ensure there is nothing going on to cause the nipple inversion. ...Read more

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Is there a way to treat inverted nipples?

Yes: First have an evaluation by a breast surgeon to ensure there is no underlying malignant pathology causing the inversion.
This may include a physical exam and breast imaging.

If there is no suspicious findings, the inverted nipple (s) can be corrected by a plastic surgeon. Make an appointment to discuss it with him/her. ...Read more

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How to remove inverted nipples naturally?

You really don't.: The nipples will protrude with stimulation and for breast feeding. ...Read more