Breast discharge

Nipple discharge can be caused by a wide range of conditions, most of which are harmless or easily treated. Some of the main causes of nipple discharge are described below. See your GP if you're unsure of the cause of your discharge or you're embarrassed or worried, especially ...1

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Causes of Breast discharge

Non-pregnancy causes: If pregnancy has been ruled out, it's likely that your nipple discharge is caused by one of the following conditions:

  • duct papilloma - a harmless growth inside your breast duct (the tube that carries milk from the gland ...
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Diagnosis of Breast discharge

See a GP if you notice:

  • a lump in your breast or armpit
  • any other unusual changes in your breasts - such as the nipple turning inwards, dimpled skin or bloodstained nipple discharge

Changes in the breasts can be a sign of breast cancer ...2

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Causes List for Breast discharge

Possible causes of Breast discharge (or similar symptoms) may include:3

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  1. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ nipple-discharge/ 
  2. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ Breast-lump/ 
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List

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