Patient Care

Nipple Discharge

What is Nipple Discharge?

Nipple Discharge refers to fluid that seeps out of the nipple in non-lactating women. 80% of Nipple Discharge is normal.

Nipple Discharge could be a normal (physiological) part of the breast's function if the discharge resolves on its own. Possible causes of discharges include abscess, breast infection, hormone imbalance, fibrocystic breasts, pregnancy, duct ectasia and papillomas.

What are the signs & symptoms of Nipple Discharge?

Discharge may come from one or multiple ducts on the same nipple, and from either one or both breasts. If the discharge persists, please consult your doctor.

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