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Nipple discharge: Introduction

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.

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Causes of Nipple discharge:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Nipple discharge. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Nipple discharge:

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Nipple discharge: Symptom Checker

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.

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Nipple discharge Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Nipple discharge may include:

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Stories from Users for Nipple discharge

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Message Boards for Nipple discharge

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Diagnostic tests for Nipple discharge:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Nipple discharge. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Induce and inspect the discharge by compressing a quadrant of the breast Examination of breasts for breast lump
    • Axillary and supraclavicular lymph node examination
    • If suspicious lump is found, inspect liver, lungs and spine for signs of metastases
  • Blood tests
    • Prolactin hormone should be ordered if the nipple discharge is bilateral and milky
    • Pregnancy test
  • more tests...»

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Medications or substances causing Nipple discharge:

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.

Nipple discharge: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Nipple discharge may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Nipple discharge

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

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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Nipple discharge: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Nipple discharge

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Nipple discharge: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Nipple discharge: Related Rare Diseases

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Nipple discharge: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Nipple discharge listed in Disease Database:

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Organs affected by Nipple discharge:

The list of organs typically affected by Nipple discharge may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Nipple discharge

The list below shows some of the causes of Nipple discharge mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Nipple discharge?

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:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 2 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 75 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Nipple discharge:

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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Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Nipple discharge?

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 :

Classifications of Nipple discharge:

Subtypes of Nipple discharge:

Bleeding nipple (9 causes), Lactation in females (9 causes)

Medical Conditions associated with Nipple discharge:

Nipple symptoms (123 causes), Nipple abnormality (34 causes), Breast symptoms (240 causes)

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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