Nipple retraction is the retraction of the nipple backwards into the breast tissue. Nipple retraction needs to be distinguished from inverted nipples, which is similar. Causes of nipple retraction include benign breast conditions and breast cancer.
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Causes of a retracted nipple include:
- Breast abscess
- Nipple abscess
- Benign breast disease
- Mammary duct ectasia
- Breast cancer
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- Breast Cancer: Breast Cancer is cancer of the female breast tissue. Usually this is discovered as a breast lump, but there is
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- Mastitis: Mastitis is an inflammation of one or both breasts, usually due to a bacterial infection. It occurs most commonly in
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- Breast abscess: A breast abscess (or nipple abscess) is a breast lump that is formed by a collection of pus, which is
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- Retractions: Retractions of the chest area (especially in children) may indicate severe respiratory issues such as accessory muscle use, severe breathing difficulty
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