Discharge From Nipple And Enlarged Or Swollen Glands

Reviewed on 5/13/2022

Discharge from the nipple can be present due to infections of the breast or rarely due to certain cancers. Enlarged or swollen lymph nodes, sometimes referred to as swollen glands, are characteristic of many different types of infections. Tumors can also cause enlargement of the lymph nodes. Describe all your symptoms to your health care provider any time you are concerned.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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