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black color milk coming from breast its normal or not

By Anonymous March 4, 2016 - 11:58pm
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Hello and welcome to EmpowHer,
Due to the abnormal color of the discharge, you should see a doctor as soon as possible.
Breast discharge can be white, yellow or green and still be normal. But black can indicate dark blood which is always a red flag.
Causes of abnormal breast discharge can include:

--Fibrocystic breast changes
--Galactorrhea: breast secretes milk even when not breast feeding
--Mammary duct ectasia: inflammation and blockage of breast ducts
--Intraductal papilloma: noncancerous growths in breast ducts

Below I have posted a link to a HER article that talks more about breast discharge and possible causes.
I hope that helps.

March 5, 2016 - 10:17am
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