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What does it mean if I have nipple discharge?

Nipple discharge can be a symptom of pregnancy, medications, brain conditions or malignancy.

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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