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I am a 44 year old man and I noticed a dark brown fluid coming

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I am a 44 year old man and I noticed a dark brown fluid coming out of my nipples, should I be concerned?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
Any swelling of the breast area, redness or tenderness?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
tenderness only.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
And the discharge is from both nipples?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Yes. And the fluid discharges only when pressure is applied. I have also had both of my nipples pierced about 20 years ago but no longer wear any rings.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
Well, you need to have this evaluated. There could be a bilateral mastitis--infection in the breast tissue that even men have--but nipple discharge in a man has to be considered a possible sign of breast cancer. The fact that it's from both nipples makes cancer unlikely and there could be a hormonal prolblem as in an elevation in prolactin from the pituitary, perhaps from a tumor there. You need to have a doctor evaluate this.
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