Bloody nipple discharge can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'needs attention' to 'generally fatal'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose bloody nipple discharge, we could:
|Male Breast Cancer||98%||Confirm|
|Breast Cancer||4%||Ruled out|
If you have any unusual discharge from your nipples, is it bloodstained?
Possible responses:→ Don't know / I am pregnant or lactating
→ There is no discharge
Nipple discharge can be a symptom of breast cancer, particularly if it is bloodstained. You should definitely discuss any nipple discharge with a doctor – especially if you are a man, because the usual cause is a tumor and you will need treatment.