What the Yuck: What's wrong with my nipples?
April 8th, 2012
09:00 AM ET

What the Yuck: What's wrong with my nipples?

Too embarrassed to ask your doctor about sex, body quirks, or the latest celeb health fad? In a regular feature and a new book, "What the Yuck?!," Health magazine medical editor Dr. Roshini Raj tackles your most personal and provocative questions. Send 'em to Dr. Raj at whattheyuck@health.com.

Q: My nipples point in different directions - what's wrong with them?

A: Nothing at all. Many of us have breasts that are slightly different from each other (just as our eyes or feet, say, may not be exactly the same size).

See your doctor if your bidirectional nipples are a new development or are accompanied by pain or a dramatic change in breast size; otherwise, there's no need to worry about them.

Copyright Health Magazine 2011

soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. portland tony

    Physiologically, if they function when needed there's no problem. However, they may prove embarrassing in the bedroom. And if that's your worry, there are "medical specialists" who can align those puppies real good!

    April 9, 2012 at 17:22 | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Bob

    Uh oh, I think I see a hint of areola on one side. Someone call the right-wing religious nuts.

    April 10, 2012 at 08:47 | Report abuse | Reply
  3. exCONsrtv

    Boobs! But seriously, with all the world's problems, it's kind of sad that this is an issue for some people...

    April 10, 2012 at 10:16 | Report abuse | Reply
  4. vreyrolinomit

    Some genuinely wondrous work on behalf of the owner of this site, utterly great articles.


    December 31, 2020 at 08:29 | Report abuse | Reply

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