- 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.
SKIN PUCKERING OR DIMPLING
This can be caused by scar tissue from surgery or an infection. Often, scar tissue forms for no reason. See your health care provider. But know that most of the time this issue does not need treatment.
WARM TO THE TOUCH, RED, OR PAINFUL BREAST
This is almost always caused by an infection in your breast. Rarely it can be due to breast cancer. See your health care provider for treatment.
SCALY, FLAKING, ITCHY SKIN
- This is usually eczema or a bacterial or fungal infection. See your health care provider for treatment.
- Flaking, scaly, itchy nipples can be a sign of Paget's disease. This is a rare form of breast cancer involving the nipple.
THICKENED SKIN WITH LARGE PORES
This is called peau d’orange because the skin looks like an orange peel. An infection in the breast or inflammatory breast cancer can cause this problem. See your health provider right away.
Your nipple was raised above the surface but begins to pull inward and does not come out when stimulated. See your health provider if this is new.