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is it normal to have nipple discharge?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Sometimes: Nipple discharge could be a normal variant. Sign of bening discharge include one-sided discharge, non-bloody, with expression only . See doctor too check for blood, prolactin level, and brest exam.
Answered on Jul 6, 2017
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Get it checked.: Reasons for nipple discharge can include stimulation of the breast, pregnancy, medications, galactorrhea (secretion of milk or similar substance), an abscess or other breast infection, hormonal imbalances (like hypothyroidism), fibrocystic breasts (breasts are very fibrous), blocked mammary duct, breast cancer and intraductal papilloma (non cancerous mass), use of marijuana, anise and fennel.
Answered on May 28, 2015

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See a doctor: Bloody nipple discharge is never normal, and is never related to ovulation. See a doctor soon.

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