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What are some possible causes of nipple discharge?

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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology
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In brief: Several reasons

Obviously breast feeding but if not postpartum or pregnancy related, this can be normal & result from stimulation of the breast.
If milky, prolactin is usually checked to look for levels consistent with prolactinoma. Bloody nipple discharge can be a warning sign for cancer. Purulent discharge can occur with infection.

In brief: Several reasons

Obviously breast feeding but if not postpartum or pregnancy related, this can be normal & result from stimulation of the breast.
If milky, prolactin is usually checked to look for levels consistent with prolactinoma. Bloody nipple discharge can be a warning sign for cancer. Purulent discharge can occur with infection.
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Dr. Bryan Treacy
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Nipple discharge

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.

In brief: Nipple discharge

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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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