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Nipple discharge: Discharge of fluid or milk from one or both breasts. See detailed information below for a list of 77 causes of Nipple discharge, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
The following medical conditions are some of the possible
causes of Nipple discharge.
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about your symptoms.
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Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Nipple discharge, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.
Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Nipple discharge may include:
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Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Nipple discharge. Some of these are listed below :
The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible
causes of Nipple discharge as a symptom.
Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using,
including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Nipple discharge may include these symptoms:
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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Nipple discharge. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.
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Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible
causes of Nipple discharge as a symptom include:
The list of organs typically affected by Nipple discharge may include, but is not limited to:
The list below shows some of the causes of Nipple discharge mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Nipple discharge. Of the 77 causes of Nipple discharge that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Nipple discharge' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Nipple discharge, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :
Subtypes of Nipple discharge:
Medical Conditions associated with Nipple discharge:
Symptoms related to Nipple discharge:
Nipple pain (11 causes), Nipple symptoms (123 causes), Breast symptoms (240 causes), Breast infection (5 causes), Breast abscess (5 causes), Breast cyst, Breast duct papilloma, Mastitis, Breast cancer (3 causes), Ductal ectasia, Breast duct cancer, Breast papilloma, Paget's disease of nipple
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