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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Bloody nipple discharge
I am 32 and female. Recently I had spontaneous, unilateral nipple discharge and my doctor examined me and said the discharge appeared to be "old blood". She sent me for a mammogram and ultrasound [both normal except for cysts] and now I am waiting for a ductogram. The problem is, I can not get an appointment for 2 months. I realize the risk of cancer is pretty low, but if it turns out to be cancer, is this a safe amount of time to wait?
Two months would be a medically acceptable wait for a ductogram. The anxiety may be difficult for you, however. Perhaps you could be on a wait list if there is a cancellation.
Paula Silverman, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University