Non-Cancerous Breast Conditions

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Nipple discharge exam (nipple smear)

If fluid is coming from your nipple and staining sheets or underwear, some of the fluid may be collected and looked at under a microscope for signs of infection or cancer cells. This is often not a good way to find cancer, because cancer can be present even if no cancer cells are found in the fluid.

Last Medical Review: 01/14/2014
Last Revised: 01/14/2014