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Old 08-31-2012, 01:39 AM   #1
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inverted nipple!!!

Since my early teens (16 onwards id say) my left nipple has retracted...but not perminately, i can make it come back out using my fingers. Im just terrified its something more serious like breast cancer!!!its not always retracted though!

 
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Re: inverted nipple!!!

If it's been going on for several years now, it's probably fine. When a nipple that's never been inverted before suddenly becomes inverted, then you need to get it checked out.

Still, if it bugs you, you can ask your doctor. When you go for an annual exam, doctors should examine your breasts, also.

 
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:48 AM   #3
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Re: inverted nipple!!!

I completely agree.... if this has been a long time thing it is probably ok. I also had an inverted nipple for several years, in my case, I eventually found out I had breast cancer. It is something to be watched. Take care, Sharon

 
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Re: inverted nipple!!!

...im just petrified..i not long ago had a son, and the thought of anything happeneing to me n leaving him behind sickens me!! Im 23 now... but i do remember my left nipple doing this when i was roughly 16 years of age. Im trying to keep calm n wait till my doctor appointment, but its just eating at me especially as alot of people near me have been diagnosed/died with cancer- it is making it play on my mind alot more x

 
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Re: inverted nipple!!!

We are bombarded with health information all the time... especially breast cancer warnings. It is terrifying to realize you have one of those ---warning signs---. So many women recognize they have a lump in their breast or other such things that just happen and then we find outselves being terrified. We have to wait for an appointment, and if there is any testing we have to wait again for the outcome. It is horrible to find yourself in that situation. First of all, this isn't something new, most of these --things-- turn out to be non-cancerous. The only thing I would push you to do is ask the doctor to be referred for a mammogram and possibly an ultrasound. Sometimes doctor's have a tendency to blow-you-off and poo-poo your fear. Doctor's are not always correct. I would rather have a test that is real proof things are ok rather than having the doctor snickering at me. Young women do get breast cancer. You want to make darn sure, this inverted nipple is not a "southbound freight train" coming at you in the future. I wish I could take away the fear you feel.... been there, done that because I am old enough to be your grandmother. We are always surrounded by people who have illnesses and you can't help but think --it could be you. Chances are.... it WON'T be but until you go in to see that doctor, you are stuck in a scary spot. Just try to keep busy with that new little guy of yours. Pretend .... you are NOT worried for his sake. Hang in there, your appointment will get here. If that doctor poo-poo's you and says "Little lady, there's nothing wrong with that breast" you ask him, politely... "How do you KNOW?" Take care, and hug your darling little boy. Sharon

 
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