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Topic: For those who had nipple sparing surgery..

Forum: Surgery - Before, During, and After — Surgical options and helpful tips for recovery and side effects.

Posted on: Jan 12, 2018 10:45AM

swg wrote:

Does your nipple ever get back to normal?

My nipple on my mastectomy side is very inverted.

I'm not really complaining..I just feel fortunate my surgeon was able to save my nipple and skin. But I am wondering if the nipple will ever "pop" out?

Dx 9/11/17. IDC grade 2, stage 1. 1.2cm. in right breast. ER+/PR+, HER2- 2nd tumor in right breast found 10/22/17. Dx 9/11/2017, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 10/23/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/27/2017 Mastectomy; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy
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Jan 12, 2018 10:51AM Runrcrb wrote:

Mine did get back to normal. I don't remember when (my mastectomy was in Sept 2016) but I remember noticing it one day. Same has been true post DIEP flap reconstruction. It doesn't respond to cold the way it did pre-surgery but ...

Dx 6/27/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 4/10 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 6/27/2016, ILC/IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 1, 4/10 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/22/2016 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 10/31/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 2/9/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 4/23/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane) Surgery 12/13/2017 Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Jan 12, 2018 07:12PM Herculesmulligan wrote:

Mine popped out again but they don't have any sensation and they always seem to be erect. So kind of back to normal?

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Jan 13, 2018 07:56AM beach2beach wrote:

Mine never became inverted but they are always erect no matter what. I would think between surgery, reconstruction and the nerves regenerating it could take quite a while depending on the extent of it all.

Dx 7/28/2017, LCIS/DCIS/ILC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/8/2017 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Hormonal Therapy 9/12/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jan 14, 2018 10:55PM swg wrote:

Yeah..I'm wondering if I'll get sensation back. At least I have 1 breast that can still feel..I'm just grateful to have gotten the cancer out.

Thanks for the feedback!

Dx 9/11/17. IDC grade 2, stage 1. 1.2cm. in right breast. ER+/PR+, HER2- 2nd tumor in right breast found 10/22/17. Dx 9/11/2017, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 10/23/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/27/2017 Mastectomy; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy

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