Nipple Discharge: Diagnosis and Treatment by Dr. Lindsay Keith

Dr. Lindsay Keith


Experiencing nipple discharge can be alarming, but it’s often not a sign of a severe health problem. Under the expert care of Dr. Lindsay Keith, you’ll receive a thorough evaluation and, if necessary, treatment, to ensure your breast health.

About Nipple Discharge

Nipple discharge refers to any fluid that comes out of the nipple of the breast. It’s not necessarily abnormal, even if you’re not pregnant or breastfeeding. The discharge could be of different colors and consistency, which can provide clues to the underlying cause. While most nipple discharge is noncancerous, it can be a sign of an underlying issue that needs attention.


Diagnosing the cause of nipple discharge involves a careful medical history review, a physical exam, and possibly diagnostic tests. Tests may include a mammogram or ultrasound. If the discharge is persistent, bloody, or associated with a lump or other worrisome features, further investigation may be necessary, such as a ductogram or biopsy.

Treatment Options

Treatment for nipple discharge depends on the underlying cause. If an infection or abscess is causing the discharge, antibiotics or a minor procedure might be necessary. If the discharge is due to a specific condition such as a papilloma or pre-cancerous changes, surgical removal may be recommended.

Treatment by Dr. Lindsay Keith

Dr. Lindsay Keith offers expert care for patients experiencing nipple discharge. She conducts a thorough assessment to identify the cause and provide an effective treatment plan tailored to each patient’s specific needs. With extensive experience in diagnosing and treating breast conditions, Dr. Keith ensures you receive the highest level of care throughout your journey.

Patient Support

Understanding the concerns that come with experiencing nipple discharge, Dr. Keith and her team are committed to providing clear communication and emotional support from diagnosis to treatment. You can count on our team for follow-up care and ongoing support to ensure successful recovery and continued breast health.

Contact Us

If you’re experiencing nipple discharge or have concerns about changes in your breasts, please reach out to us. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Lindsay Keith, who can guide you through the process with expert care and understanding. Let us partner with you in prioritizing your health.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. Is nipple discharge a sign of breast cancer?

Most nipple discharge is either normal or caused by a benign medical condition. However, if it is bloody, associated with a lump, or occurs in one breast only, it should be evaluated by a healthcare professional.

2. What tests might be done to diagnose the cause of nipple discharge?

A mammogram or breast ultrasound may be performed. If the discharge is persistent, bloody, or associated with other worrisome features, a ductogram or biopsy might be necessary.

3. What treatments are available for nipple discharge?

Treatment depends on the underlying cause. If the discharge is due to a benign tumor or a specific condition such as a papilloma, surgical removal may be recommended.