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Doctor insights on: When To Be Concerned About Dark Brown Nipple Discharge

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When to be concerned about brown nipple discharge?

When to be concerned about brown nipple discharge?

Get examined: Brown discharge is usually associated with bloody discharge which can represent a papilloma. Papillomas can be benign or contain abnormal cells. It is best to follow up with a breast specialist. ...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 brownish nipple discharge (and i'm a guy)?

Please: See a doctor in person, even if it seems awkward, do it. This is likely nothing to worry about, but nipple discharge in men is unusual enough it out to be checked. Although it's rare men also get breast cancer, so please get it examined. ...Read more

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I need your expertise, is brown nipple discharge bad?

I need your expertise, is brown nipple discharge bad?

Probably not: Most nipple discharge is not from cancer. You should see a physician for an exam and, relatively simple testing. Brown discharge my be 'altered' blood, which is blood that has been in the duct for a while and changes to this rust/brown color. Again, need to have evaluated. ...Read more

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Brown nipple discharge.. Is it blood?

Brown nipple discharge.. Is it blood?

It's possible: The only way to get a clear answer is to contact your doctor for a breast evaluation. You may need to be referred to a breast specialist. Please get checked out. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to be pregnant and have greenish/brown nipple discharge?

Is it possible for you to be pregnant and have greenish/brown nipple discharge?

NIpple Discharge: A greenish brown nipple discharge is more commonly found with a mastitis or an intraductal papilloma than an early symptom of pregnancy. A nipple discharge in a male can be dangerous and males can get breast cancer. Your partner should see her pcp or ob/gyn asap.Mastitis. ...Read more

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I'm a male. I'm having brown nipple discharge with no swelling at all in my breast and only coming from my left one. What does this mean exactly?

I'm a male. I'm having brown nipple discharge with no swelling at all in my breast and only coming from my left one. What does this mean exactly?

Brown nipple d/c: Nipple discharge is rare and not normal in males and could be a very serious disease , such a breast tumor. Would follow up this week with doctor and have mammogram/ cytology evaluation of the discharge. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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