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A 19-year-old female asked:

I've had a dull achey pain in my breasts and discharge from my nipples on and off for about 2-3 weeks now. i'm 20 years old and i have my nipples pierced. i also have the nexplanon arm implant for my birth control. i have a history of breast cancer in my

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Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics and Gynecology 62 years experience
Discharge not OK: Be concerned about the discharge-not from the nexplanon, probably not from the rings, not from cancer but possibly hormonal Best to see a gyn to check
Dr. Mark Dickson
General Surgery 23 years experience
Discharge common: Nipple discharge is not uncommon in women and is usually benign, but the two worrisome possible causes are infection and cancer. Infection is more likely in women with pierced nipples. Breast cancer is unlikely in young women, but not unheard of. See your doctor because both need to be treated.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
If you are: experiencing nipple discharge - would recommend medical assessment.

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