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i have black fluid leaking from my left breast. it ...

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i have black fluid leaking from my left breast. it isn''t sore and there does not seem to be any other outward changes. what can this be? i''m 25
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Nurse Annie replied 8 years ago.
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This may be due to fibrocystic disease. It is also characteristic for an inflammation of the breast ducts called mammary duct ectasia which is not usually related to an underlying cancer nor does it put you at greater risk than the normal for breast cancer. Ectasia is an inflammation of the breast ducts that is not caused by bacteria. I would see your doctor for an exam and testing for confirmation. You can read more here
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/nipple-discharge/WO00093