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All of us, at one time or another, have had nipple issues. Perhaps it’s discharge, with clear, milky, dark, or even bloody fluid leaking (or being squeezed) out. Often it’s pain—anything from slight sensitivity to a burning soreness. And sometimes it’s a rash, what looks like an infection, or even an inversion, when your nipple decides to retreat into your breast. What’s up with all of this? And when should you call the doctor?
Nipple discharge: This is seldom a sign of breast cancer, but can signal some other underlying problem (a hormonal imbalance, an infection) that should be checked by a doctor. For more information, read our post on nipple discharge.
Sore nipples: When both nipples are sore, it’s almost certainly nothing to do with breast cancer. In fact, any time you’re experiencing an issue with both of your breasts at once—pain, soreness, lumps—it would be very unusual for breast cancer to be the cause. Breast cance...
Definition Supernumerary nipples is the presence of extra nipples. Alternative Names Polymastia; Polythelia; Accessory nipples Considerations Supernumerary nipples are fairly common. They are generally unrelated to other conditions or syndromes. The extra nipples usually occur in a line below the normal nipples. They are usually not recognized as extra nipples because they tend to be small and not well formed. Common Causes Variation of normal development Some rare genetic syndromes may be associated with supernumerary nipples
Abnormal nipple discharge is abnormal fluid leakage from one or both nipples of the breast.
Discharge from breasts; Milk secretions; Lactation - abnormal; Witches milk; Galactorrhea
The likelihood of nipple discharge increases with age and number of pregnancies.
While a milky nipple discharge is rare in men and in women who have never been pregnant, it does occur. When it does, it is likely to be caused by some underlying disease, particularly when accompanied by other changes in the breast.
It is relatively common in women who have had at least one pregnancy. A thin yellowish or milky discharge (colostrum) is normal in the final weeks of pregnancy.
The nature of the discharge can range in color, consistency, composition, and may occur on one side or both sides.
"Witch's milk" is a term used to describe nipple discharge in a newborn. The discharge is a temporary response to the increased levels of ...
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