What does it mean if I have nipple discharge?

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Dr. Sangeeta Sinha, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrician & Gynecologist)

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.

Dr. Jeffrey J. Hunter, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrician & Gynecologist)

Nipple discharge can be a symptom of pregnancy, medications, brain conditions or malignancy. In this video, Jeffrey Hunter, MD, from West Valley OB/GYN, explains more.

Dr. Sonia M. Ceballos, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrician & Gynecologist)

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.

Dr. Elaine L. Wade, MD
Hematologist & Oncologist

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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