Nipple discharge is the presenting complaint of about 4% of women at their initial visit to the Breast Diagnostic Center (BDC). Among these patients, 75% had elicited nipple discharge (which usually can be effectively treated simply by discontinuing the nipple stimulation and squeezing). Thus fewer than 1% of the BDC new patient population presented with spontaneous nipple discharge. The field was further narrowed at the time of examination when about half of these women were no longer having nipple discharge and no discharge could be elicited. This resulted in only about 0.5% of the BDC new patient population presenting with a history of spontaneous nipple discharge that was demonstrable at the time of their BDC examination.
KeywordsNipple Discharge Intraductal Papilloma Intraductal Lesion Bloody Discharge Bloody Nipple Discharge
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