I Have A Dented Stretch Mark On The Outside Of My Breast When I Press My Hand On My Hip. The Whole Stretch Mark Pulls In. Would This Be Considered A Dimple? It Doesn't Pull In When I Lift My Arm.

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Asked by lilahtov08

I Have A Dented Stretch Mark On The Outside Of My Breast When I Press My Hand On My Hip. The Whole Stretch Mark Pulls In. Would This Be Considered A Dimple? It Doesn't Pull In When I Lift My Arm.

Can anyone describe their dimple in detail. There is nothing on the internet that gives any info on dimpling that is helpful.

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There are two kinds of dimpling that can be related to breast cancer. In one a growing lump disarranges the breast tissue so that the breast draws in one place. You may not be able to feel the lump if it is small or close to the chest wall. Doctors call the other kind of dimpling peau d'orange (orange peel). In this kind of dimpling, breast swelling stretches the skin, but the connective tissue holding the skin to the breast tissue doesn't stretch leaving little pits like the skin of the orange. That kind of dimpling can also be a sign of breast cancer.

Stretch marks from rapid breast growth in pregnancy or after weight gain are not considered dimpling, but it sounds like your stretch mark has changed recently. Checking with your doctor would be a good idea.

Answered by Phyllis Johnson