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Spontaneous nipple discharge is when fluid comes out of the
nipple on its own. This means a person has not squeezed or pressed on a nipple
or breast to force out the fluid.
Spontaneous nipple discharge is
often noticed as a stain on a bra or clothing. Sometimes a person can see this
discharge after taking a shower.
Fluid that comes out only when
the nipple or breast is squeezed or pressed is different from a spontaneous
Current as of:
February 20, 2015
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & C. Dale Mercer, MD, FRCSC, FACS - General Surgery
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