Nipple discharge can be caused by a wide range of conditions, most of which are harmless or easily treated.
Some of the main causes of nipple discharge are described below.
See your GP if you'reunsure of the cause of your discharge or you're embarrassed or worried, especially if the discharge is bloodstained or clear andonly comes from one nipple, or ifyou're a man with nipple discharge.
Nipple discharge may be caused by pregnancy, breastfeeding or a wide range of conditions, most of which are harmless or easily treated.
For women, one of the most obvious explanations for fluid leaking from the nipple is that you're pregnant or currently breastfeeding, as this can cause a milky discharge to come fromboth nipples. In
If pregnancy has been ruled out, it's likely that your nipple discharge is caused by one of the following conditions: duct papilloma a harmless growth inside your breast duct (the tube that carries