Nipple discharge

Discharge from breasts; Milk secretions; Lactation - abnormal; Witch's milk (neonatal milk); Galactorrhea; Inverted nipple; Nipple problems

Nipple discharge is any fluid that comes out of the nipple area in your breast.

Female Breast

The female breast is either of two mammary glands (organs of milk secretion) on the chest.

Intraductal papilloma

Intraductal papilloma is a benign tumor inside a milk duct. Removal of the duct for biopsy may be recommended to rule out cancer.

Mammary gland

The anatomy of the breast includes the lactiferous, or milk ducts, and the mammary lobules.

Abnormal discharge from the nipple

Abnormal nipple discharge may be described as any discharge not associated with lactation. The nature of the discharge may range in color, consistency and composition, and occur in one or both breasts.

Normal female breast anatomy

The female breast is composed mainly of fatty tissue interspersed with fibrous or connective tissue. The circular region around the nipple is often a different color or pigmented. This region is called the areola.

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