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Tikster
06-03-2005, 11:44 AM
Ok so one of my nipples are inverted. How many of you dopers share this fate with me?

Jonathan Chance
06-03-2005, 11:47 AM
I hesitate to ask...

What's an inverted nipple?

silenus
06-03-2005, 12:11 PM
It's not that unusual. I've had several girlfriends over the years who had one inverted nipple. I liked it....innie and outie! :D

Brilharma
06-03-2005, 12:12 PM
A friend of mine has a third nipple that is inverted, but he is the only one I know of. This could be just because it doesn't really come up in conversation very often ("Hey, Jim! Are your nipples inverted?"). I couldn't exactly describe it or tell how common it is, but there is some anecdotal evidence for you.

pseudotriton ruber ruber
06-03-2005, 12:20 PM
It's not that unusual. I've had several girlfriends over the years who had one inverted nipple. I liked it....innie and outie! :D

I had a girlfriend with an inverted nipple, and she seemed mightily embarrassed by it, though I thought it was kinda cute and a turn-on the more I got used to it. I ended up writing about it (though not publishing--YET)--an essay about its heightened similarity to the female genitalia.

PussyCow
06-03-2005, 01:30 PM
I woke once with one of my nipples inverted. It scared the crap right out of me. I squeezed it like a pimple and it oozed back into its normal extrovert position. It has never attempted to do that to me again.

Strinka
06-03-2005, 02:11 PM
Picture?

:D

DougC
06-03-2005, 04:24 PM
- - - Mine are normal, you freak. All five of them.
.......
- I understand now lots of girls with inverted nipples get them pierced, which hides/cures the problem, pierced nipples being better than inverted ones I suppose.
~

Lucretia
06-03-2005, 04:28 PM
I had inverted nipples up until age 20, when I gave birth and started nursing. They never bothered me, it wasn't until a doctor "reassured" me that they were a variation of normal that I even realized they were different.

Pushkin
06-03-2005, 05:54 PM
Fully one third of all breasts I have seen and fondled have had inverted nipples.

But then that does say more about the laws of chance than my sex appeal ;)

bob_loblaw
06-03-2005, 06:46 PM
ttiuwop!

serious lark
06-03-2005, 06:51 PM
You are emphatically not a freak. Based on a 1999 medical paper, I can tell you that the prevalence of this variant is 3.26% in a sample of unmarried Korean women between the ages of 19 and 26. Please see citation: http://ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=10227917&dopt=Abstract

Other variants of normal include absence of nipple(s), absence of breast(s), extra nipple(s) or breast(s).

Medically speaking, inverted nipples can be an issue if (1) you want to breastfeed (may make it more difficult, but help is available) and (2) if your nipple was previously not inverted and becomes inverted, you need to get a breast exam +/- mammogram done to rule out an underlying breast cancer.

Cite re: breastfeeding and types of flat/inverted nipples: http://breastfeed-essentials.com/invertednipples.html

Some women end up surgically correcting the inversion to make themselves more happy with their self-image, but I like pseudotriton ruber ruber's point of view that inverted nipples can be considered as even more feminine/sexy than "garden variety outies".

Mangetout
06-03-2005, 07:10 PM
It's not at all unusual, but you might still be a freak for some other reason.

ouryL
06-03-2005, 10:05 PM
I'm Japanese.
My nipples invert.
Matbe you are half-Japanese? :p

monica
06-03-2005, 10:08 PM
Other variants of normal include absence of nipple(s), absence of breast(s), extra nipple(s) or breast(s).
:eek: Naturally?

ShibbOleth
06-03-2005, 10:21 PM
I'm Japanese.
My nipples invert.
Matbe you are half-Japanese? :p

I never thought that's what "turning Japanese" meant.

serious lark
06-04-2005, 12:32 AM
:eek: Naturally?

Yep, I'm afraid so. For example, many people who have 'extra' nipples are not aware they have more than 2 nipples (more common in males, apparently) - they think that the spot(s) are moles.

Tentacle Monster
06-04-2005, 01:51 AM
You know, those inverted nipples pop right out if you have someone suck on 'em hard enough.

squeegee
06-04-2005, 02:18 AM
Well, I'm sure it beats having an inverted pee-pee. :)

Fully one third of all breasts I have seen and fondled have had inverted nipplesFully 1/1 of my sampling were not, but what do I know?

LouisB
06-04-2005, 03:07 AM
An old girlfriend had TWO inverted nipples. One on each breast; if she had extras I didn't know about them.

Hostile Dialect
06-04-2005, 04:22 PM
I've never seen an inverted nipple. Sounds interesting. Pic?

For example, many people who have 'extra' nipples are not aware they have more than 2 nipples (more common in males, apparently) - they think that the spot(s) are moles.

Do these show up under (just south of) the main two? And can they be brown?

Well, I'm sure it beats having an inverted pee-pee.

That's pretty much how they do male-to-female sex changes, from how I understand it.

Geobabe
06-04-2005, 04:34 PM
fetus, you can easily find many pics if you do a Google Images search.

Mine are semi-inverted; they do pop out when I get chilly, but spend most of their time hiding. I've never had a guy say they were weird, or decline to play with them, so I'm not quite sure why so many women seem to feel it's a problem. It can be an issue for breastfeeding for some, but otherwise, no big deal, really.

serious lark
06-05-2005, 12:10 AM
Do these show up under (just south of) the main two? And can they be brown?

An extra breast or nipple usually develops just inferior (as you said, due south) to the normal breast. Less commonly, extra mammary glands or nipples appear in the armpits or abdominal areas. They usually become obvious in women when pregnancy occurs. And yes, they can be brown.

Dogzilla
06-05-2005, 12:37 AM
I have one inverted nipple.

It's not a problem.

Khampelf
06-05-2005, 04:42 PM
Well, I'm sure it beats having an inverted pee-pee. :)

Fully 1/1 of my sampling were not, but what do I know?


You've only been with one woman, and she only had one breast?

ouryL
06-08-2005, 06:44 PM
Well, I'm sure it beats having an inverted pee-pee. :)

Fully 1/1 of my sampling were not, but what do I know?

Well, that's what has actually happened to men who seem to have a penis consisting of a only head !! :eek:

FilmGeek
06-08-2005, 07:00 PM
I used to have an inverted nipple due to an infected mosquito bite in that period of time during puberty where my breasts grew four sizes. Yes, I had a mosquito bite on my nipple... it was not pleasant.

Along with being inverted, it was strangely shaped due to the scarring (sort of a figure eight, elongated top to bottom) and so I got it pierced. I kept the piercing for a year, and when I took it out finally, it healed no longer inverted, and less elongated than before.

lavenderviolet
06-08-2005, 09:46 PM
Just wanted to emphasize the point serious lark made about how, if a nipple becomes inverted when it wasn't before, you should see a doctor. It could mean something very serious like inflammatory breast cancer - an aggressive kind of breast cancer in which a tumor may not be detectable, so your only warning sign may be changes to the breast's appearance (see http://ibcsupport.org/ for more info).
Of course, it would be very rare that an inverted nipple means anything so serious, but it's something that one should keep in mind just to be safe.

Dorjän
06-09-2005, 04:28 PM
Isn't there a difference between inverted and recessed nipples? I swear I've seen a medical journal somewhere years back that detailed corrective surgery for true inverted nipples; that is, the nipples actually pointed inwards, no amount of sucking or tugging will get those out. Then you have nipples that are merely recessed but still pointing the correct way, which most of you seem to be describing.

serious lark
06-09-2005, 04:49 PM
From this cite (http://breastfeed-essentials.com/invertednipples.html) :

"You can determine whether or not you have flat or inverted nipples by doing a simple "pinch" test: Gently compress your areola about an inch behind your nipple. If your nipple does not protrude or become erect, then it is considered to be flat. If your nipple inverts, retracts into the skin tissue, or becomes concave, it is considered to be inverted. True inverted or flat nipples also will not become erect when stimulated or cold. If your nipples protrude when stimulated as described above, they are not truly inverted ..."

"One type of inverted nipple, known as a dimpled or folded nipple - in which only part of the nipple is inverted - will not protrude when stimulated but can be pulled out manually with the fingers. Unfortunately, in most cases, this type of nipple will not stay pulled out and will perhaps benefit from some special treatment measures.

"There also are varying degrees of nipple inversion from the slightly inverted nipple to the moderately to severely inverted, which when compressed, retracts deeply to a level even with or below the surrounding areola."

GingerOfTheNorth
06-09-2005, 10:01 PM
serious lark proves yet again that Calgarians know boobs.

serious lark
06-10-2005, 12:23 AM
serious lark proves yet again that Calgarians know boobs.

Why, thank you dear! <curtseys on behalf of Cowtowners everywhere> I'm reluctant to admit it, but I may have been warped (just a little) by my childhood in Montreal ;) .

phall0106
06-10-2005, 10:41 AM
Just wanted to emphasize the point serious lark made about how, if a nipple becomes inverted when it wasn't before, you should see a doctor. It could mean something very serious like inflammatory breast cancer - an aggressive kind of breast cancer in which a tumor may not be detectable, so your only warning sign may be changes to the breast's appearance (see http://ibcsupport.org/ for more info).
Of course, it would be very rare that an inverted nipple means anything so serious, but it's something that one should keep in mind just to be safe.

I second this.

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