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A 37-year-old member asked:

Is male nipple discharge possible?

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Dr. Dariush Vaziri
Breast Surgery 48 years experience
Yes: It is very rare. But if present it definitely needs to be check by an expert in breast care to rule out an undrlying malignancy.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What does it mean if you have male nipple discharge?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
Male galactorrhea: May be the sign of a pituitary tumor. Or, chronic stimulation, or infection. Check in with your doctor to see if there is gynecomastia and what if anything to do next.
A 40-year-old member asked:

I'm having spontaneous clear nipple discharge and i'm a male. What could this be?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
Breast Surgery 48 years experience
Need to check: There are many causes of nipple discharge. It may be due to hormonal changes. But especially in men (and also women) a lesion within a duct can be present which may be benign or malignant. You definitely need to check with your health care prodider and most likey you will be sent to see a breast care specialist unless they find a hormonal abnormality for which an endocrinologist may be consulted.
Last updated Jul 13, 2017


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