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Small Lump Near Inverted Nipple. Can the Inversion Hide Mammogram Results?

Can Inverted Nipple Hide Mamo Results..small Lump Can Be Felt but Doesn't Show..

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Inverted nipple near a breast lump: a potentially serious situation

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Most breast lumps are benign.  Most nipple inversions are benign.  However, when a breast lump occurs adjacent to an inverted nipple, there is a distinct possibility of breast cancer.  A breast cancer adjacent to the nipple may cause scarring that tethers the nipple, causing a new inversion.
You should seek consultation with a breast surgeon immediately.  Depending upon the finding, you may require a mammogram, sonogram, and breast biopsy.


Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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Inverted Nipples and Mammogram

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There are a number of sophisticated radiology studies available, I suggest that you discuss this with your doctor to determine what is best for your needs.

William Loutfy, MD
Albuquerque Plastic Surgeon
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