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Dr Uzair
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Experience:  MBBS, FCPS (R) General Surgery. Years of experience in Emergency Medicine.
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I am a 60 year old woman. I have noticed a thin brown/grey

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Hi I am a 60 year old woman.
I have noticed a thin brown/grey discharge coming from both my nipples, this only happens if I squeeze them.
Do you have any idea of what this could be caused by, naturally I am very frightened.
Many thanks.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 year ago.

Hi. Welcome to JustAnswer. I am Dr Uzair.
I am reviewing your post and will post back with your reply momentarily.

Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 year ago.

At your age any discharge from nipples should be thoroughly evaluated so i would recommend you to visit your doctor as soon as possible for full breast examination along with baseline investigations so that exact diagnosis can be made and treated accordingly to avoid any complications.

Let me know if you have further questions.

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Wish you good health.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Dr UzairThat doesn't answer my question merely advises me to go to the doctors.Do you have any idea what could be the cause etc...Many thanks
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for reply.

There are number of causes of nipple discharge but since you have in both nipples it can be hormonal imbalance, ductal papiloma or fibrocystic changes within ducts, infection can not be ruled out though. I want you to see your docor as soon as possible to rule out any tumor as it can be the cause though less likely in bilateral discharge.

I hope this helps now.

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