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Hello All,

I am a 38 year old female with two small children. I have been having breast discharge (only when squeezed) since I last breastfed 3 years ago. I thought this was normal but I mentioned it at my last check up. I had a normal mammogram and ultrasound. However, they tested the fluid and found Rare atypical epithelial cells; scant cellularity, rare epithelial cells with atypic, a scattered squamous cells and rare foam cells also noted.

I am also having an upcoming surgery to remove a 5.7 cm cyst on my ovary.

I was referred to a a breast surgery but that is all I know at this time. I'm not sure what any of this means but I would be so appreciative of any support.

Thank you.


  • maggie15
    maggie15 Member Posts: 1,081
    edited June 21

    Hi @mschell , I'm sorry that you are having to undergo all this worry. You were probably referred to a breast surgeon due to the unusual results of the fluid tests. A breast surgeon is a specialist in this area and will be able to answer your questions and let you know if there is anything that should be done or if you need regular follow up. I hope it turns out to be nothing of great concern. All the best!

  • moderators
    moderators Posts: 8,287

    Hi @mschell and welcome to! We're so very sorry for the worries that bring you here, but we're really glad you found us, joined, and posted for support — we're all here for you while you figure out what's going on.

    @maggie15 offered some great information. Once you talk to the breast surgeon, and get more context, you'll hopefully feel a little better. Hang in there until you have more facts and let us know how else we can support you.

    Sending gentle hugs!

    —The Mods