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Nipple discharge


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If you have nipple discharge, the GP will examine you. They may refer you for further tests, such as a mammogram (breast X-ray) and a biopsy.

Possible causes of nipple discharge include pregnancy or breastfeeding, a blocked or enlarged milk duct, or a breast infection (mastitis).

Nipple discharge is not usually a sign of anything serious, but it's important to get it checked.

Page last reviewed: 29/01/2024
Next review due: 29/01/2027