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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Bleeding nipple. 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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Why: to establish if acute or chronic.
Why: if unilateral and bloody discharge consider breast cancer, Paget's disease, papillary cystadenoma, epithelioma of the nipple; If bilateral bloody discharge suggests Mammary dysplasia (chronic cystic mastitis).
Why: increases the risk threefold.
Why: a focal mass in the breast with a bloody discharge makes a breast cancer almost certain. Mammary dysplasia can cause breast nodularity and sometimes a discrete lump but this varies with the menstrual period and usually causes multiple or bilateral masses.
Why: a bloody discharge associated with a breast pain suggests breast cancer if unilateral; mammary dysplasia if bilateral (causes discomfort particularly before the menstrual period and settles after the period).
Why: suggest Mammary dysplasia.
Why: suggests Paget's disease of the breast.
The following list of conditions have 'Bleeding nipple' 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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