n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Nipple discharge : more about... breast disease

Volume 28, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



A nipple discharge is only significant if it is spontaneous. Most women who have been pregnant can elicit a discharge if the nipple is constantly squeezed. Some women do this as part of their breast self-examination and should be discouraged from doing so.

Investigation of a nipple discharge includes a good history, breast examination and investigations.

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