Oncology Questions? Ask an Oncologist for Answers ASAP
This is Dr. David
I think it is ok.
you have had the area examined many times and mammograms have been normal.
dry skin can cause the nipple to be more sensitive.
you can get a breast ultrasound and breast MRI scan.
but it doesn't sound like breast cancer is causing your inverted nipple.
I will see my family dr tomorrow and ask if I can get a mammogram, she seemed reluctant to send me for one when I saw her a couple of weeks ago, but I'll have another go with her. What is the cause of inversion and is there anything I can use to persuade
her to send me for mammography?
well, you need a mammogram once a year.
if your last one was 18 months ago, you need a new mammogram this year.
in the UK, they may only want you to have a mammogram once every two years.
but in the USA, we recommend a mammogram once a year after age 58
In the uk we only get them every 3 years, so just to ask what causes inversion?
you could have loss of fat in your areola which can cause nipple inversion
you can always ask for a private mammogram
you can say you are having nipple discharge and this will give more urgency to get another mammogram.
but I bet you don't have breast cancer causing your nipple inversion.
I don't mind paying for the private mammogram it's just I can't afford private chemo etc should it come to that, so I am reassured by your comment, but I will go and see what she says .... hopefully 3rd time lucky
you will be fine.
let me know if you have other questions.
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