Learn more. Nipple conditions are a common noncancer benign breast condition that affect many women. Some problems are related to lactation.
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NCBI Bookshelf. Karima R. Authors Karima R. Nipple discharge is fluid that leaks from one or both nipples of non-pregnant and non-breastfeeding women. Nipple discharge can at times be a complex diagnostic challenge for clinicians since it can be completely benign and due to excessive nipple stimulation, or can be a manifestation of a wide variety of diseases. With heightened public awareness of breast cancer, an increasing number of women are asking their health care providers about nipple discharge. Thus, clinicians must be knowledgeable regarding the best practices for evaluating nipple discharge.
Like most parts of the body, breasts can be sore from time to time. Not only for girls, but for guys too. You may be worried about your body's development, about what causes breast soreness, and even about cancer. If you're a girl, you may have noticed a slightly sore feeling when you wash your breasts in the shower. Or maybe you felt an ache when you've rolled onto your stomach in bed. Sometimes it may have felt like your breasts gained weight overnight. Whether it's a dull ache or a sharp pain, soreness in your breasts might make you worry about breast cancer. But try to stay calm. Breast pain in a teen is rarely cancer. So what can cause pain and what should you do?
Nipple discharge occurs when fluid leaks out of your nipple. Sometimes it just happens, and sometimes it happens only when you squeeze your nipple. It can happen in both of your nipples or only one. Nipple discharge in a man should always be evaluated by a doctor.