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Does breast fibroadenoma cause nipple discharge during pregnancy

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Generally, not: A breast fibroadenoma is usually solid, well defined, and "rubbery" to palpation and does not involve the mammary ducts, thus no discharge. During pre ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Winnie Polen
20 years experience in Breast Surgery
No: A fibroadenoma is a solid benign mass. It can increase in size or become more sensitive/painful during pregnancy due to the increased hormone exposur ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norman Dahm
59 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Nipple discharge: Nipple discharge is sometimes a result of increased prolactin. A blood test will reveal elevated prolactin and should be performed to rule out pituita ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Fibroadenoma near : Ducts/nipple commonly bleed. Cannot be sure it is fibroadenoma even with two priors. Needs excision.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience in Breast Surgery
Depends on color: Nipple discharge is common in women. Clear, yellow, milky and greenish color discharge usually are benign. It is common to have a white or milky dis ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
19 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very similar: The breast tenderness are very similar in menstruation and early pregnancy. Both are due to hormonal changes. However most women have more tenderness ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Need investigation: Most likely you are young ( age is important in assessment breast diseases ) malignancy is not the first one to think other benign causes ., cle ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Kobasa
36 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Various causes: Most of the time cause is unknown. But infections, cancers and rarely pituitary tumors. Also can get dicharge if previously pregnant in the recent p ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
46 years experience in Breast Surgery
Needs medical check: Since one of the causes of nipple discharge is intraductal lesions (tissue growth within a milk duct) which may even be cancerous you need to have a m ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience in Medical Oncology
Not always: But it can be, so if you notice new dimpling in your breasts, please see your doc asap.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
See a doctor: I cannot tell here what kind of breast lump you have. It could be a benign cyst or skin cyst. It could be something else. The nipple discharge sounds ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
36 years experience in Breast Surgery
An eczema- like rash: That persists after a few wks should be biopsies but it sounds like chapping.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
No: Nipple discharge may be due to many different factors other than cancer, in a man or a woman. Discharge that is watery or bloody, spontaneous, and/or ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not usually: Tender maybe, maybe, but not swollen.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
It shouldn't: interfere with nursing as long as the jewelry is removed before putting baby to breast. Nipple rings or studs could definitely interfere with proper ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Pierce
28 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: This should be evaluated by your doctor.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience in Breast Surgery
Yes: Gynecomastia is enlargement of breast tissue in men. It is a noncancerous condition. It can cause nipple discharge, usually clear or yellow. If you ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Talk with your doc: Different things can cause nipple discharge, some more concerning than others. It's important to check this out with your provider soon. Good job on b ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Most common: Is pregnancy. All of those symptoms are consistent with pregnancy. You may also need to check your prolactin level and other hormones that can cause l ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
No: Simple fibrocystic change has no relationship to future cancer, and since basically all women have it, it's a non-predictor. Some of the proliferative ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: Rising estrogen levels will cause an increase in breast tissue density and the inherent firmness of that tissue.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience in Breast Surgery
Depends: This is difficult to answer without more details or examining you. In general, clear or white discharge can be normal. I recommend seeing your doctor ... Read More
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