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When To Be Concerned About Dark 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 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
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
I have dark green nipple discharge in one best, but only when i massage it out. Couldd this be bad or normal. I am 21, never had kids and never preg.?
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
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?
Yellow/brown nipple discharge. Mammo and U/S showed a "likely benign mass" but no biopsy ordered- 6 mo f/u. How do they know "likely benign?" Scared.
Breast u/s.Showed cyst.Palpable w/o pain. Clear nipple discharge.Feels connected to tissue. Unmoving,Consistent 3 yrs.Familyhistory cancer.Concerned?
I am experiencing nipple discharge of dark green, breast tenderness to touch not pregnant and constant headaches. What's wrong with me?
Need to examine: The symptoms you described suggest infection/inflammation of the breast. It is imperative that you see a doctor for an evaluation to get the proper treatment. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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