Nipple Discharge

Require referral:

  • Under 50 years old
    • Bloodstained or clear discharge
    • Discharge of any nature from a single duct
    • Discharge sufficient to stain clothes
  • Over 50 years old
    • Any discharge

Do not usually require treatment or referral:

  • Patients with a small volume of coloured or milky discharge from multiple ducts in females under age 50 years with no other breast symptoms


All patients referred with breast symptoms are seen within 2 weeks (and often within 1 week)