What is nipple discharge?

Nipple discharge refers to fluid leaking from the nipple area of one or both breasts. It can happen in women who produce breast milk near the end of pregnancy and after giving birth. It can also occur normally in women who do not become pregnant or breastfeed.

In some cases, nipple discharge in women can be a symptom of an underlying medical condition. Nipple discharge is always abnormal in men. It is important to have a doctor determine the cause of any abnormal nipple discharge.

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