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What causes blood discharge from nipple?

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Posted on Mon, 25 Aug 2014 in General Health
Question: blood coming out of my nipple
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Answered by Dr. Ashish Verma 38 minutes later
Brief Answer:
needs clinical examination

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome to HealthcareMagic.

Blood discharge from nipple at your age could be a sign of breast cancer or duct ectasia (a benign, usually self limiting condition).

But to differentiate between the two, a clinical examination is a must, and maybe cytological examination of the discharge might also be warranted. And so will be a mammogram.

So i would suggest that you show it to a surgon for a complete clinical evaluation to help reach a diagnosis and subsequent management.

Hope i have been helpful.

Regards,
Dr. Ashish Verma
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