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1/8/2018I dont think I was clear, sorry. I originally went to my PCP for the nipple discharge and breast pain and was referred to the breast surgeon. Surgeon though it was an infection but swab came back no bacteria. I had bloody discharge as well. I was told through this to basically wait and see approach. This led to the MRI and then biopsy. I am still having the breast pain and intermittent discharge and was told to treat the symptoms. So even if the pathology report is benign that is obviously the best news ever!!! But I cannot live with the pain and discharge. Is the standard question basically live with it??? As I do not feel comfortable with that.
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1/8/2018Something must going on if you're having nipple discharge and pain - maybe a blocked duct? I would continue to try and get treatment. If you would like a second opinion, one of our breast surgeons would be happy to see you. Call 443-997-1513 for an appointment.

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