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What could bloody discharge from nipples in boys suggest?

my son is thirteen and has been having a discharge from his left nipple which now looks bloody. He is due for surgery for a pilonidal sinus soon. Are these conditions related in any way - maybe by puberty? More importantly, does he need to see our doctore about nipple discharge. Thank you
Sat, 21 Apr 2018
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Hello,

Bloody discharge from the nipple even in an adolescent boy is not to be ignored. There could be an abscess lingering beneath the nipple or it could be hormonal changes.

Whatever it is, I suggest that you get a consultation from your pediatrician regarding this.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Sumanth Amperayani
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