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What causes nipple discharge?

What causes nipple discharge?

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. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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I have nipple discharge. Whitish?

I have nipple discharge. Whitish?

Galactorrhea: Galactorrhea is the term for secretion of milk from the breasts that is not related to pregnancy or nursing. The leakage is usually from both breasts and from multiple ducts on the nipple (instead of just one duct). If you have not breastfed in over a year, you should see your doctor for an evaluation, including labwork. ...Read more

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Is male nipple discharge possible?

Is male nipple discharge possible?

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. ...Read more

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Why do I have white nipple discharge?

Why do I have white nipple discharge?

Uncertain.: Possible causes for galactorrhea include but are not limited to use of birth control pills, tricyclic antidepressants, antipsychotic meds, some sedatives, fennel, anise, fenugreek, some hypertension meds, cocaine, opioids, hypothyroidism, prolactinoma, renal dz, testosterone deficiency in men ; significant breast stimulation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have nipple discharge?

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. ...Read more

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Can a bug bite cause nipple discharge?

Can a bug bite cause nipple discharge?

Nipple discharge: Should not. 2 different things. If you have nipple discharge, is it both breasts? Color? How do you see it? ...Read more

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What about nipple discharge is it serious?

What about nipple discharge is it serious?

Nipple discharge: Bilateral nipple discharge-while breastfeeding- is quite normal, obviously.Any other discharge that is different-needs to be seen and diagnosed by a physician knowlegeable in breast diseases. Five-nine% of discharges are cancerous while that is quite small, early diagnosis of cancer can be life-saving.A physician isn't able to "look" at a discharge or secretion and see that it is benign.Biopsy. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have nipple discharge?

Med eval: is recommended even though there are a number of benign causes. ...Read more

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Nipple discharge: clear sometimes whitish help?

Nipple discharge: clear sometimes whitish help?

DischargeORsecretion: Nipple secretion is a normal physiologic process; nipple discharge reflects an underlying cause such as a benign tumor, duct inflammation, or even a cancer. Ns is usually bilateral, from multiple ducts, and only when elicited. Nd is usually from one breast, one duct, spontaneous, and most concerning when clear or bloody. "when in doubt, check it out"--make an appointment to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a sticky nipple discharge?

Not sure: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Nipple Discharge (Definition)

Nipple discharge is a symptom where the nipples of the breast produce fluids that can range from milky colored to bloody. Expressible nipple discharge means that nipple stimulation produces the fluid, while in spontaneous discharge, there ...Read more


Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more