How to Perform a Breast Self-Exam




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    Nipple discharge?

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    Hi ardipith,

    Thanks for your question!  Nipple discharge is any fluid that seeps out of the nipple of the breast (besides breast milk).

    The discharge may appear spontaneously or seep out when the nipple is squeezed.  It may be milky, clear, yellow, brown, or bloody, and its consistency can be thick or watery.

    Nipple discharge in women who are not breastfeeding isn't necessarily a sign of a medical problem, but it should be evaluated by a doctor.

    I hope this helps!

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    My last pregnancy was 22 yrs ago. I breast fed a little under 3 months probably due to bad diet, I had to switch daughter to bottle to satisfy her. Yet even now, If I squeeze the tips of nipple I still get creamy to clear discharge. What's your thoughts?

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    Hi vwaziri, thanks for contacting us.  Hm, I'm afraid I'm not sure what this might be - I'd recommend checking in with your doctor to rule out the possibility of some kind of infection or other complication.  Please let me know if there's anything else I can help with.

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