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What causes brownish discharge from the nipple?

I came out of the shower and thought to check my nipples when my right nipple leaked alittle drop of brown watery secretion. it was definaltly brown and it came out twice. what is this? I am 46 years old and do have some mild symptoms of starting menopause.
Fri, 15 May 2015
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OBGYN, Maternal and Fetal Medicine 's  Response
Hi, I have gone through your question and understand your concerns. Any discharge from the nipple needs to be thoroughly investigated as it can be a early symptom of breast cancer.
I would suggest you to consult an oncologist to get properly examined for any breast lump, the discharge, get investigated by mammography and biopsy and get appropriate treatment
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Wishing you good health.
Dr Deepti Verma
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