Nipple Pointing Down,breast Cancer?

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Asked by Rose

Nipple Pointing Down,breast Cancer?

I'm 19 and do not have lump in my breast..however,i just started to notice that my nipples is not pointing to the same direction,i do not know whether its already been like that.One breast is a bit bigger in size than the other one but the nipple is positioned and pointing a bit downward.Is it normal?Because recently i just read about the girl who discover she got breast cancer when she started to notice her nipple is pointing down.help me!!i'm so scared :(

Answer

Hi - If one breast is larger than the other, then it might be natural that the nipple is pointing in a slightly different direction. So please stop worrying; at your age, breast cancer is so uncommon as to be nearly impossible. Please read our letter to teens; and our teen guide to breast development. I think both of those will help you understand what's going on, and will help you decide whether/when to see a doctor about this. Good luck - PJH

Answered by PJ Hamel