Inverted Nipple

Good Morning  

I have recently noticed that my right nipple has inverted which I have never noticed before. It has only been a couple of times and it goes back to normal when I touch it.  Iv never had any problems or pain with my breasts and have become increasingly frightened and can’t stop checking my nipples. I am on no form of contraception and haven’t been for several years and have very recently come off my period, could this be a hormonal change?

I have recently lost two very close friends to bowl cancer and have become very aware of my own body and health since. Would anyone have any advice on this or have had any similar experience? I currently live abroad so am waiting for a medical appointment but know I will be in a state of anxiety until then! 

thank you  

  • Hello and thank you for posting.

    I am sorry to hear about the two friends who have had bowel cancer. When we lose people we care for it can make us more aware of our health.

    Unfortunately, we are unable to say why your nipples may be inverting. We would always suggest that if people notice any changes that concern them to have them reviewed by a doctor. Unfortunately, until you get to the medical appointment, no one is going to be able to say why this may be happening.

    It may be that others come forward with their own experiences but do remember that these are individual to them.

    Take care and if you find it helpful to talk things through with one of the nurses on our helpline the number to call is Freephone 0808 800 4040. The lines are open from 9 am till 5 pm, Monday to Friday.