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Bleeding nipples after swimming. What could this be?

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My son who is eight, has had bleeding nipples twice. Both times he had just gotten out of the pool.
Is this serious and what could cause this?

Posted Wed, 23 May 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Ketan Vagholkar 3 hours later

Thanks for the query.

Yes, bleeding from the nipples at this age requires further investigation. You need to visit a general surgeon to get him properly evaluated.

Clinical evaluation will dictate the further line investigation to arrive at a diagnosis.

Hope this answers your query. Should you have any additional queries, I will be available to help you.

With regards
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