inverted nipple


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inverted nipple

Innie Gynecology A nipple wannabe, the central part of which is introspective. See Nipple. Cf Retracted nipple.

inverted nipple

A breast nipple that is turned inwards, like a navel, rather than outwards. The condition, if constitutional, is inherently harmless, except that breast-feeding may be difficult, but it can often be corrected by regular pulling. A normal nipple that inverts should be investigated without delay as breast cancer may have this effect.
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The most common symptoms of breast cancer include a lump but also a change in the size or shape of the breast, dimpling of the skin or thickening in the breast tissue, inverted nipple, an excema-like rash on the nipple, discharge from the nipple or swelling or a lump in the armpit.
Symptoms of breast cancer include asymmetry in the breasts, skin changes and an inverted nipple.
During a clinical examination I feel a very small, painless and moveable lump, but otherwise no abnormalities like swollen lymph nodes, rough skin or an inverted nipple.
Other symptoms can include burning, aching or tenderness, an increase in breast size, and/or an inverted nipple.
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She said: "For many women, it is very scary to find an unusual breast change, such as an inverted nipple, a rash or, of course, a lump.
Yet only five per cent of women are aware that puckering or dimpling of the skin can be a symptom and only two per cent know an inverted nipple may mean cancer.