• cordonelisa cordonelisa
    January 18, 2012
    I have a greyish black discharge coming from my nipples
    cordonelisa cordonelisa
    January 18, 2012

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  • Phyllis Johnson
    Health Guide
    January 18, 2012
    Phyllis Johnson
    Health Guide
    January 18, 2012

    Often discharge from both nipples is related to hormonal changes.  If this discharge has lasted longer than a month, you need to see a doctor.  If it is a minimal discharge that happens in both breasts only when you squeeze your breasts, it may be within the range for normal nipple discharge.  The main issue is whether this is a change from normal for you.  Any breast changes that last longer than a menstrual cycle need to be checked out by a doctor.  Of course, for post-menopausal women, it is important to see a doctor sooner because breast changes are less likely to be hormonal in nature.  When discharge is on only one side and occurs even without squeezing, I would suggest seeing a doctor sooner rather than later.  Discharge is not always cancer, but it can be one warning symptom of breast cancer.


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