• catherine catherine
    April 14, 2010
    my left nipple sometimes goes inverted im breastfeeding my fourth child is it cancer
    catherine catherine
    April 14, 2010

    i have breastfed all my children until they were over a year old i have no lumps in my breasts but could this sudden inversion of one nipple be an indication cancer im 44 years old it has not happened previously and does not affect breastfeeding

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  • Phyllis Johnson
    Health Guide
    April 14, 2010
    Phyllis Johnson
    Health Guide
    April 14, 2010

    Catherine,

    As far as I know, when an inverted nipple is a cancer symptom, it stays inverted because a lump or generalized swelling is distorting the usual shape of the breast.  So I doubt that this temporary inversion would be cancer related.  However, you have a lot of experience breast feeding, and you have never experienced this situation before.  So I would recommend you let your doctor know about this breast change just in case there is some other underlying problem that needs attention.


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