What does it mean if I have nipple discharge?

Sangeeta Sinha, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
Discharge can be normal or alarming depending on the circumstances, says Sangeeta Sinha, MD, from StoneSprings Hospital Center. During lactation, for example, is normal. Find out when it might be cause for concern in this video.
Sonia M. Ceballos, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
There are many reasons that can cause a woman to release prolactin, such as tumors. Watch Sonia Ceballos, MD, of MountainView Hospital, explain the importance of seeing an OB/GYN for nipple discharge.
Elaine L. Wade, MD
Hematology & Oncology
Breast discharge can mean many things, including infection, inflammation, hormonal stimulation or cancer. Persistent nipple discharge, particularly if blood is seen, is an indication for medical assessment.

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