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    What causes blood-tinged nipple discharge?

Posted on Sat, 15 Jul 2017 in General Health
Question: My 36 year old daughter has noticed nipple drainage ranging from clear to milky with blood; she has increased breast tenderness with dimpllng of both breasts, she has done selfexam and cannot palpate any lumps. She is a 1 pack a day smoker dx with copd
Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 37 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Need to rule out Intraductal papilloma/carcinoma.

Detailed Answer:
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Bloody nipple discharge along with skin dumpling raises the concern for intraductal papilloma/ carcinoma. Pain is not a usual feature, but some women can experience breast tenderness. Moreover, since she is on Seroquel, it can contribute to breast pain and milk discharge due to increased prolactin levels.
Clinical breast examination, mammography, and breast ultrasound are recommended.

Please be advised to follow up with your primary care provider for necessary evaluation.

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