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|Breast Abnormalities and Other Symptoms
General questions about breast health and possible symptoms.
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|4/13/2011||After squeeze my breast a 1/2 drop of black liquid came out. That breast hurt. Are those symptoms that needs attention?|
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|4/13/2011||There can be nipple discharge that is spontaneous - it can happen without squeezing the nipple; and nipple discharge that is not spontaneous, but happens only when nipple expressed or squeezed. Nipple discharge is common and usually benign. The black liquid you mention could be old (dark) blood, but don't panic. Cancer is the least common cause of bloody nipple discharge. It could be caused by several things, most commonly an irritation within the duct itself. So first you need to make an appt with your Gyn for a clinical breast exam and a complete history. You could also have a mammogram/ultrasound and if nipple discharge persists, a ductogram. Nothing to panic over, but something to get checked. Best wishes.|
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