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Breast Cancer Or Hormone Imbalance If Your Nipple Is Leaking Something
Nipple discharge: Nipple discharge could be on 1 or both breasts, could be physiological or abnormal. The color of discharge is crucial. Many factors can cause nipple discharge-eg. Stimulation, drugs, pregnancy- these usually affected both breast. Infection , tumor or cancer in the breast ducts(bloody&affected one nipple); increase prolactin hormone-another important cause . See your md to find the cause & therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The breast is both a male and female organ. However its main function is in the delivery of milk to the newborn. Breast cancer occurs 95% of the time in women and 5% of the time in men. It is treated the same regardless of which sex it appears in. It comes in two forms invasive and non-invasive; distinction is important as ...Read more
Is it a sign of breast cancer? My left breast occasionally leaks a sticky like clearish substance that looks yellow and crusty when it dries.Occasionalyy it bleeds only slightly. And leaves flakes. On the nipple. I do have severe ezcema. This has been lea
Usually benign: Nipple discharge can be caused by a malignant lesion if it is spontaneous ie comes out on its own or is bloody if the discharge is milky and only comes out with stimulation then it is benign and i would not be concerned it usually will stop on ts own mention t to your gyn at your next visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a 16 male and and I feel something abnormal underneath my right nipple. What are some of the other symptoms of male breast cancer?
Relax. Another trick: Your body is playing. It's called gynecomastia. It can be one or both sides. Caused by testosterone; does not mean you are a girl. It can be embarrassing. But there is no reason to do anything and it is not cancer. Older men can get it as a side effect of some drugs. Male breast cancer is usually older men, or at least older than 25. You do not have breast cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is coming out of my nipples? Only when i squeeze i get a semi-thick white substance. I can see it under the skin before i squeeze it. Breast cancer does run in my family. I am 19 years old. No babies, no piercings, no birth control.
You : You describe leaking a white substance, which is probably breast milk and we call it galactorrhea. Breast milk formation is abnormal if it occurs more than 12 months after pregnancy lactation. You should have this checked to understand the cause. Galactorrhea is caused by an excess of a hormone called prolactin. Excess prolactin can be caused by intense suckling, medications, low thyroid hormone conditions (hypothyroid), excess estrogen (birth control pills), stress, some unusual brain lesions or even non-cancerous pituitary tumors. If the galactorrhea is caused by a specific disease then you need the disease treated. If there is no significant disease and the amount of discharge is minimal then sometimes no treatment is necessary. If the galactorrhea is causing embarrassing wetness or simply bothers you but there is no other serious disorder then medication can stop decrease the prolactin levels and the breast milk. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I would like to ask about breast cancer. I alwys feel pain insde my left breast n d nipple little bit insde.Now d pain until my armfit n more often.
Age ???: A 11-13 yo male who has developed nipple enlargement or tenderness is involved in a ritual of passage.About 1/2 of males will undergo this and in some it is quite dramatic.It is characterized by spongy tissue directly under the nipple.It can effect one or both sides, lasts an average of 6 mo, with a few cases lasting up to 2 yrs.Kids carrying extra weight can have more prominent findings.Not cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife's nipples are aching every morning when we woke up.. why? Please let me know what's the symptoms of breast cancer & its cause & how to prevent?
Not cancer: Nipple sensitivity and aching are hormone related and had nothing to do with cancer now nipple discharge bloody or not different story in spite of the majority of nipple discharge are benign but it could be a red flag for cancer then all patient had to be evaluated by a physician any lump or a mass or deformity in the shape of the breast or changes on the skin of the breast had to be reported too ...Read more
What are some other causes of whitish clear discharge of the nipple other than pregnancy and breast cancer?
Excess prolactin: The hormone that promotes milk production in the breast is called prolactin, and it normally comes from the pituitary gland. An excess can cause milk production without a prior pregnancy (or even in men). This may come from a benign tumor of the pituitary so see your doctor and get some blood tests. If you have high prolactin you will need a head mri. ...Read more
A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...Read more
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