Common questions

How do you know if you have male nipple cancer?

How do you know if you have male nipple cancer?


  1. A painless lump or thickening in your breast tissue.
  2. Changes to the skin covering your breast, such as dimpling, puckering, redness or scaling.
  3. Changes to your nipple, such as redness or scaling, or a nipple that begins to turn inward.
  4. Discharge from your nipple.

What color is nipple discharge with breast cancer?

Types and symptoms

Color Possible cause
green cysts
brown or cheese-like mammary duct ectasia (blocked milk duct)
clear breast cancer, especially if only coming from one breast papilloma
bloody papilloma breast cancer

What does dark green nipple discharge mean?

Thick or sticky discharge that is green, greenish brown or reddish brown may be caused by a non-cancerous condition called mammary duct ectasia. Yellow and foul-smelling pus may be caused by a breast infection. Milky white discharge from both breasts may be caused by some medicines or endocrine gland problems.

Why is my nipple turning purple?

Describing nipple vasospasm Some women describe the pain as a burning and throbbing. You may notice the nipple or the tip of the nipple blanches or turns white. You may notice other colour changes of the nipple. The nipples may turn blue or purple or red before returning to their normal colour.

Why do men’s nipples get hard and painful?

Men can develop nipples that hurt due to cysts, as well as an underlying infection of breast tissue, if nipples are dry or chafed, either due to cold weather or a history of eczema, says Glatter.

What does nipple discharge from breast cancer look like?

Nipple Discharge as Symptom of Breast Cancer An unexpected nipple discharge may be milky, clear, yellow, green, brown or bloody, as well as thick and sticky or thin and watery, depending on the causes.

Is nipple discharge always cancer?

Often, nipple discharge stems from a benign condition. However, breast cancer is a possibility, especially if: You have a lump in your breast.

What is the white stuff that comes out of my nipple when I squeeze it?

If your body is making too much of the hormone “prolactin” the fluid is typically milky and white. The medical name for this symptom is called “galactorrhea.” Reasons for yellow, green or blood-tinged breast discharge could mean a breast infection, a breast duct is dilated (widened), or trauma.

How do you get rid of nipple vasospasm?

What Can You Do if You Think You May Be Suffering from Vasospasm?

  1. Using a warm heat pack on your nipples straight after feeding.
  2. Placing a pair of clean warm socks in your bra.
  3. Purchasing some Breast Warmers which reflect your own body heat through the reflective material in the Breast Warmers.