Written by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Edited by: Dr Margaret Stearn
Last updated: Monday, March 20th 2017
Notification of the beneficiary’s discharge and appeal rights should not be hindered when the hospital cannot anticipate the date of discharge. According to CMS, if hospitals cannot anticipate the discharge date, the follow-up IM notice may be given on the day of discharge, at least four hours in advance of the actual discharge.
| Nipple discharge may be whitish, yellow-green or almost black. It is usually harmless, but can be a symptom of breast cancer, particularly if it is blood-stained.
See a doctor or gynecologist preferably and first have it checked. While at times you may not find a breast lump, you cannot exclude breast cancer as a possibility especially if you are experiencing abnormal discharge and itchiness. It could also be an infection (less likely) or due to hormonal factors (more likely). These hormonal factors could be associated with excessive physical activity but they could also be indicative of hormonal problems that may not be apparent now. You may only discover this later in life when/IF fertility issues arise. So see a doctor first and even though it may be minor, you should not try to self medicate without first getting medical advice.
Perimenopause may be associated with a brown discharge. This discharge may sometimes be yellow to reddish brown. It is usually slight in amount. If it is heavy, consult your doctor at the earliest.