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Male Breast Discharge

42 year old male - for the past year my nipples have been itchy - about a week ago when squeezed a thick white puss is excreated. I am on no medication. There is no swelling. Is this a normal condition or should I discuss this with my doctor.
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Hi there.

This most likely represent an ongoing infection of the nipple area which should be treated with antibiotics.  The nipple and areola area contain specialized glands which may be similar to the sweat glands located in the skin of the face.  These glands can be clogged with dirt or comedones and can later become infected with bacteria.

Bacterial infection would result in pus formation which may or may not be accompanied by pain and inflammation.

I suggest you have this looked at by your doctor and possibly receive proper antibiotic treatment.  Regards.
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