Learn about skin and nipple changes in the breast so you know when to see your health care provider.
Inverted nipples. This is normal if your nipples have always been indented inward and can easily point out when you touch them. If your nipples are pointing in, and this is new, talk to your health care provider right a way.
Call for an appointment with your health care provider if you notice:
Your health care provider will talk to you about your medical history and recent changes you have noticed in your breasts and nipples. Your health care provider will also do a breast exam and may suggest that you see a dermatologist or breast specialist.
You may have these tests done:
Inverted nipple; Nipple discharge
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Updated by: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.
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