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Breast Abnormalities and Other Symptoms
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12/19/2017In the summer of 2016 I noticed I had nipple discharge. It only comes out when the nipple/breast is squeezed. The discharge is only in the right breast and is a dark green. At first it comes out clear but fills in with a sticky green. I had 6 months worth of tests done including MRIs with contrast, ultrasounds, ductogram, mammogram, and biopsy. Tests showed 3 lumps in my breast. The Dr said the 2 grouped together in the outer part of my breast near my armpit were suspicious at first then later said they were probably swollen lymph nodes. I ended up having a surgery in November of 2016 to remove the 3rd lump which they stated was a fibroadenoma. They told me the pain and discharge would go away after the surgery. Over a year later I am still in pain and the dishcharge is still there. I get hives that come and go around the surgery scar as well. They keep telling me they don't know what is going on or what is causing any of it. I just want this discharge to go away and to not be in pain anymore. It is affecting my every day life. Any suggestions on what I should do or what may be going on?
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12/19/2017You may want to seek another opinion. Fibroadenomas can cause nipple discharge, so there may be others, or there could be another reason for the discharge. If you would like to see one of our breast surgeons, please call 443-997-1513 for an appointment. We would be happy to help you get to the bottom of this.

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