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My Nipple Is Flat
Why Nipple Inversion: 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 2 more doctor answers
Itchy Nipples: Certainly could be something simple like dry winter skin or eczema involving the nipple but there are some times more involved conditions which may affect the breast nipples and an even less common form of cancer known as Paget's disease of the breast. It seems more likely that this is a primary skin condition rather than something more sinister but you should definitely see your doctor. ...Read more
There is a white spot on my breast by my areola. It's not a lump. It's just flat. Does this mean I have breast cancer?
I have this extremely itchy rash on my back. It is now growing on my chest between my two breast. It is flat and dark. WHAT is it?
When i lie flat on my back, ny areola and nipple concave and i get big ridges in my breast. Is this serious? Not in other breast. Looks normal standin
New development?: If this is a change for you, and the contour of your breast didn't used to be like this, then it is absolutely a cause for concern, and you should go see a breast specialist. Part of the breast self exam is "inspection". We always like for women to look in the mirror standing and bending in different positions to see if there are any changes in their breast contour. ...Read more
Theres some tiny ball shape on my nipple. The colour is brighter than my nipple. What is it? Is it dangerous?
See a doctor: This should be seen and examined, and if needed , biopsied. It is probably not severe, but one never knows until one investigates. Go see a doctor now and get evaluated. Hope this is minor. Good luck. ...Read more
My breasts turned darker, my nipples turned red, and my areola is cracking. NOT PREGNANT. What is the cause of this and should i be worried?
See your MD: You are young and both breasts are affected. This speaks against anything malignant, and I am guessing more hormonal at this point. I recommend though that you see an MD for an exam! ...Read more
I have a white ring on my areola around one of my nipples and my breast is really itchy, could it be cancer?
areola and nipple are their own mound on my breasts. not just the nipple sticks out, areola isnt flat. does this mean boobs not done developing? 16yo
On my left breast, the nipple is being pulled inwards, the skin around it is puckering, i can feel a hard, large lump under the nipple. Is this bad?
I don't know: What you are describing, but any cracking in the head of the penis would be abnormal. If you're concerned you should let your doctor examine the problem at your next visit. No way to tell without looking at the problem. ...Read more
My 11 year old daughter has a tender lump beside her right nipple, not under the nipple. Is this the beginning of thelarche
Congrats! Puberty: It certianly sounds like pubertal changes breast tisuue can begin anywhere in the breast area during puberty - it does not have to start right under the nipple. Tender is good too, although she may not think so. It's the non-tender breast masses that would be of more concern. And usually one side starts before the other (usually the dominant hand), so the fact it's just one side is ok to start. ...Read more
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
Im noticing my breasts have been swelling there are little white spots on my nipples, the skin underneath my breast is hurting a bit..what is this?
My left nipple sticks out constantly with no stimulation or cold my right nipple just stays flat when its not stimulated (not inverted). Is this ok?
Mastitis : It sounds like you may have mastitis, a common infection of the breast. See your doctor to confirm, as mastitis should be treated with antibiotics. It is safe to continue breast feeding your baby during treatment, but if you do not want to feed the baby the milk from the infected breast, "pump and dump" - get the milk out with a breast pump regularly, then throw it away. ...Read more