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For a diagnosis of Nipple discharge, the following list of conditions have been mentioned in sources as possible alternative diagnoses to consider during the diagnostic process for Nipple discharge:
Related medical mistakes may include:
Commonly undiagnosed conditions in related areas may include:
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the gut. This leads to "digestive imbalance" where there are too few remaining "good" bacteria in the digestive system. The treatment is typically to use "probiotics", such as by eating yoghurt cultures containing more of the good bacteria. See digestive imbalance and probiotics.
Rare type of breast cancer without a lump: There is a less common form of breast cancer called inflammatory breast cancer. Its symptoms can be an inflammation of the breast tissue, such as with a breast rash with redness and warmth, but not necessarily a physical breast lump. This type of breast cancer should be considered as an uncommon possibility for certain types of breast symptoms.
Many causes of nipple discharge: Nipple discharge can be quite frightening and discomforting to the patient. There are a variety of causes responsible for abnormal nipple discharge and hence that can cause misdiagnosis. If the discharge occurs from the surface of the nipple it may be due to conditions like Paget's diseases, psoriasis and eczema. Discharge through the nipple if blood stained maybe due to Duct ectasia, Intraductal papilloma and Intraductal carcinoma If purulent it can be due to infectious abscess if serous (watery in consistency) due to Fibrocystic disease, Duct ectasia and Carcinoma All the above conditions must be ruled out in ordered to come to the apt diagnosis and prevent misdiagnosis.
Rare types of medical disorders and diseases in related medical areas:
Read these general articles with an overview of misdiagnosis issues.
When checking for a misdiagnosis of Nipple discharge or confirming a diagnosis of Nipple discharge, it is useful to consider what other medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative conditions relevant to diagnosis. These alternate diagnoses of Nipple discharge may already have been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Nipple discharge. For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases, see Overview of Misdiagnosis.
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