- May 18, 2016
- Posted by: emobile
- Category: Uncategorized
Emobileclinic Trending Topic: Nipple Discharge
Nipple discharge is the production of fluid from the nipple. The fluid comes from the milk gland ducts that open at the nipple. Although the average number of milk ducts opening on the surface of the nipple is 27, only five of these ducts are functional.
Most cases of nipple discharge are due to normal, benign conditions and are usually hormone-related. Approximately one third of all women can produce a nipple discharge by gently massaging their breasts. This ‘innocent’ nipple discharge usually comes from multiple ducts in both breasts in pre- menopausal women. Blood-stained discharge from a single duct in one breast can be sinister in nature and may represent an underlying carcinoma.