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What does bleeding in the nipples indicate?

Hello, My name is Jan, I noticed this evening that I have a tiny spot of blood on my bra. It seems to be from my right nipple. Does that always mean cancer ? A little over a year ago I had a plugged milk gland in my left breast that required surgery but everything was fine, could this be a simaluar problem?
Tue, 12 Jun 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

We could not make diagnosis based on this only. Palapate your entire breast and armpit for any lumps. Get a mammogram done. Most often it can be due to some duct problems. If symptoms persist detailed evaluation may be needed.

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