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A 44-year-old member asked:

What causes nipple discharge?

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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 24 years experience
Various causes: Nipple discharge can be normal for some. In general, white, milky, yellow and green can be normal. Blood or a brownish color can suggest a more serious condition. If this is a new finding, you should contact your doctor for evaluation.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Which other than pregnancy can cause nipple discharge ?

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Dr. Eric Brown
General Surgery 33 years experience
Many etiologies: There are many causes of nipple discharge. All need to be evaluated by a physician. Most of these causes are not cancer, but, certainly needs evaluation. Drugs/medications, trauma, hormonal imbalances, are just a few possible causes.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What should I do if I have nipple discharge?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Med eval: is recommended even though there are a number of benign causes.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What is the cause of a sticky nipple discharge?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Henry Garcia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 10 years experience
Nipple discharge: Nipple discharge that is transparent or sticky should be evaluated by your doctor. Clear and sticky discharge is very much like plasma, since that is the source of the secretion. Unilateral spontaneous clear or bloody discharge is considered suspicious and requires a full workup.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What could cause bloody nipple discharge?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery 24 years experience
Papilloma: An polyp in the breast duct(papilloma) is the most common cause of bloody discharge but breast cancer should be eliminated as the cause. A mammogram and ultrasound can show the lesion. A core needle biopsy can make the diagnosis. In some cases as special mammogram with dye (ductogram or galactogram) may need to be performed.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Can a bug bite cause nipple discharge?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Souzan El-Eid
General Surgery 32 years experience
Nipple discharge: Should not. 2 different things. If you have nipple discharge, is it both breasts? Color? How do you see it?

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