Nipple/Duct Explorations

What is a nipple/duct exploration?

It is normal for many women to express fluid using external pressure. A small amount of sticky, gray, green, serous, or black viscous fluid could be present. Nipple discharge is the third most common complaint among women after breast pain or a breast mass.


Why do I need a nipple/duct exploration?

Nipple discharge may be caused by a malignancy.  Therefore, it may raise the concern of breast cancer and/or a pituitary tumor. The physician will want to explore further to find the cause.


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