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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It is possible for babies to suckle on a flat or inverted nipple but it may be difficult and require practice (Newman, 2016).
But if it never does, there's no health risk in having an inverted nipple.
Breast carcinomas are typically large masses with irregular borders, associated with features like dimpling or thickening of skin, inverted nipple and discharge from nipple.
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.
A nipple that has changed position or an inverted nipple (pushed inward instead of sticking out)
Men, like women, should examine their breasts monthly for any changes, including a lump, nipple discharge, skin dimpling, nipple redness or scaliness, or an inverted nipple.
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