Do newly inverted nipples indicate breast cancer?

I've read on the Internet that newly inverted nipples can be a symptom of breast cancer. The thing is I don't remember having these inverted nipples a while back so it must be something new... I didn't pay much attention, and it's scary, now that I know one possible cause for this can be cancer. I wasn't prepared at all! Am I worrying for nothing? I know Internet has the power of giving you the impression you're dying when you're searching for a symptom.


F, 37, New Jersey

First, the odds of having both nipples suddenly invert is unlikely. More than likely this has been present for some time. It is too easy to be evaluated by either a plastic surgeon or a breast surgeon. If indicated, a mammogram will be ordered.

I think if both nipples are inverted its a good sign. If just one is inverted, it could mean that a mass below it tethering the nipple and pulling it back (like the reigns of a horse). I think you are probably fine in the absence of other signs and symptoms but by all means you should have this examined by a pro.