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How do you know if you have abnormal nipple discharge caused by mammary duct ectasia?

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Mammary duct ectasia is the second most common cause of abnormal nipple discharge. It is typically seen in women who are approaching menopause. This condition results in inflammation and possible blockage of ducts located underneath the nipple. When this occurs, an infection may develop that results in thick, greenish nipple discharge.

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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