Nipple Discharge (Breast Discharge)

About- Nipple discharge or breast discharge is any fluid or other liquid that comes out of the nipple.
 
Types of nipple discharge and Possible causes
White, cloudy, yellow (pus-filled) discharge- Breast or nipple infection
Green discharge- Breast cysts
Brown or cheese-like discharge- Duct ectasia of breast
Clear Discharge- Breast cancer
Bloody Discharge- Papilloma or Breast cancer
 
Symptoms-
  • Absence of menstruation
  • Breast lump
  • Breast pain or tenderness
  • Breast size changes
  • Breast swelling in the breast or around the nipple
  • Dimple in breast
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Nipple color changes
  • Nipple itching
  • The nipple may turn inward
  • Redness
Causes-
  • Abscess
  • Birth control pills
  • Breast cancer
  • Breast injury or trauma
  • Duct papilloma
  • Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Excessive breast stimulation
  • Fibrocystic breasts 
  • Galactorrhea
  • Mammary duct ectasia
  • Mastitis
  • Menopause
  • Menstrual cycle hormone changes
  • Paget's disease of the breast
  • Periductal mastitis
  • Pregnancy and breast-feeding
  • Prolactinoma
  • Underactive thyroid gland
  • Use of certain medication that increases levels of the milk-producing hormone prolactin, such as antidepressants and tranquilizers
 
Specialist to Visit -
Gynecologist and Obstetrician

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https://www.healthline.com
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
https://www.medicinenet.com

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