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What causes discharge from the breast in an elderly person?

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Dr. Ramadevi Wani


Practicing since :1985

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Posted on Tue, 28 Mar 2017 in Women's Health
Question: I am a 71 year old woman and the last couple days I have noticed a discharge from my breasts! Don't remember that ever happening.
Answered by Dr. Ramadevi Wani 40 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Please consult surgeon for thorough examination.

Detailed Answer:
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I am Dr Ramadevi WaniI. I will be answering your concern today.

What is the colour of the discharge? Are you on any medications? Certain medications like antidepressants can cause milky discharge. If the discharge is bloody it is due to a small growth in the ducts of the breast glands. Is there any lump felt in the breast? If so then the discharge is of concern.

Please consult surgeon for thorough examination.

Dr Rama
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