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How do you know if you have abnormal nipple discharge caused by intraductal papilloma?

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Intraductal papilloma are noncancerous growths in the ducts of the breast. They are the most common reason women experience abnormal nipple discharge. When they become inflamed, intraductal papillomas may result in nipple discharge that contains blood or is sticky in texture.

SOURCES:

Gary, R. , December 2007. American Journal of Surgery

National Cancer Institute: "Understanding breast changes: A health guide for women."

University of Michigan Health System: "Nipple discharge."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "The Evaluation of Common Breast Problems."

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Fibrocystic breast changes."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Galactorrhea."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on November 06, 2018

SOURCES:

Gary, R. , December 2007. American Journal of Surgery

National Cancer Institute: "Understanding breast changes: A health guide for women."

University of Michigan Health System: "Nipple discharge."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "The Evaluation of Common Breast Problems."

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Fibrocystic breast changes."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Galactorrhea."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on November 06, 2018

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