Bleeding Nipple after Open Biopsy?

Hi There, after many months of tests/investigations, my surgeon finally agreed to remove a painful lump.  this was last friday and last night i notice i had specs of blood in my bra, on examination my nipple started to leak blood.  i just wanted to check that this is a possible side effect from the surgery and not a new sympton?  i have my follow up appointment with the surgeon on wednesday, 12 days post op so will ask her too, but it’s concerning me as i still don’t have the biopsy results so letting my imagine go wild.

Hi tweedy


I can understand your concern. Was the biopsy in the areola/nipple area? If it were me I would get in touch with the breast care nurse.


Take care.