Breast Cancer Expert Forum
bleeding nipples
About This Forum:

Questions posted in the Breast Cancer Forum are answered by medical professionals and experts. Topics include Breast Biopsy, Chemotherapy, Hormone Therapy, Lumps, Lumpectomy, Lymph node dissection, Lymphedema, Mammograms, Mastectomy, Radiation Therapy, Reconstruction, Self Breast Exam, and Surgery.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

bleeding nipples

Yes,  for the past 2 days my nipples have been discharging blood. I need to know whats going on I'm afraid to tell my mother,  because she might over react. Please give me some information let me know something.
Related Discussions
Avatar_n_tn
Dear teedy: Many women have some type of nipple discharge or fluid when their breasts are squeezed, and its normal. Squeezing the nipple sends message to the brain and the pituitary gland responds by increasing prolactin levels, which in turn produces discharge from the nipple. The discharge can come in a variety of colors
3 Comments
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
I assume you are pretty young, if you're concerned about talking to your mom. If it's really red blood, as opposed to some other color fluid, it needs to be evaluated. However, when it's both sides in a young (teenager??) woman, it's quite sure to be a hormonal thing. For example, some women get bloody discharge when pregnant. Tell your mom about it, and tell her you researched online and it sounds like it's a minor hormone thing, but that it's best to have your doctor check it out.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
I am a 34 year old female.  2 years ago I had a non-cancerous lump removed from my right breast.  Now 2 years later, I have bleeding from my nipple.  When I had the lump, it was very painful!  Now I have no pain at all.  Well, maybe a little pressure.  But nothing that keeps me up at night.  I have seen my doctor, and he wants to check again for cancer.  He wont talk to me about anything else.  I was wondering if there are any other answers, or diagnosis to this symptom?
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
A related discussion, Bleeding nipples was started.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank