Nipple Discharge

Nipple discharge is the release of fluid from the nipple. It can occur in both men and women, but is more common in women. Nipple discharge can be caused by a variety of factors, including pregnancy, breastfeeding, hormonal imbalances, certain medications, and breast infections or injuries.

​​​​​​​In some cases, nipple discharge can be a sign of a more serious underlying condition, such as breast cancer. Therefore, it is important to seek medical attention if you experience nipple discharge, particularly if it is accompanied by other symptoms such as a lump or pain.

Your healthcare provider may perform a physical examination and may also order additional tests, such as a mammogram, breast ultrasound, or biopsy, to help determine the cause of your nipple discharge. Treatment will depend on the underlying cause of the discharge.