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Main cause & less common causes of all BLOODY, SEROUS, WATERY discharge from nipple

1. HYPERPLASTIC LESIONS (hyperplasia, papilloma, carcinoma in situ, invasive ductal carcinoma)
2. Duct ectasia
3. Pregnancy

2

Main cause & less common causes of coloured opalescent discharge from nipple

1. Duct ectasia
2. Cyst

3

Main cause & less common causes of Milky discharge from nipple

1. Physiological
2. Galactorrhoea of endocrine origin

4

What types of nipple discharge does hyperplasic lesion NOT cause?

Coloured opalescent discharge (duct ectasia, cyst)

Milky discharge (physiological, galactorrhoea)

5

(4) Features of missed cancers

1. Young Age (less than 40)
2. Multiple visits with the patient complaining of a similar problem
3. A palpable abnormality which is disregarded because a mammogram is reported as normal
4. Multiple clinicians reviewing the patient without appropriate communication

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