A nipple discharge when spontaneous, persistent and unrelated to lactation is considered abnormal. Any significant nipple discharge must be thoroughly evaluated with the following information: -
NATURE OF DISCHARGE: - (milky, serous or bloody).
Nipple discharge may be due to benign conditions or due to breast cancer (20%).
Milky colour discharge is seen in: -
Bloody/ sanguineous discharge is seen in: -
Clear watery discharge is seen in: - Ductal cancer.
Green, yellow disc is seen in: - Ductal ectasia.
Purulent discharge is seen in: - Infective.
Serous or sticky discharge is seen in: - Fibrocystic disease.
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