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Dr. Regina Hampton
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Breast Discharge (Overview)

Breast discharge refers to any liquid leaving the breast, usually from the nipple.


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What causes breast discharge when not pregnant?

What causes breast discharge when not pregnant?

Various causes: Most of the time cause is unknown. But infections, cancers and rarely pituitary tumors. Also can get dicharge if previously pregnent in the recent passed. Type and color of dischareg is importnat. Get it checked out. ...Read more

Dr. Regina Hampton
61 doctors shared insights

Breast Discharge (Overview)

Breast discharge refers to any liquid leaving the breast, usually from the nipple.


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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Do a breast self exam after your period ends
monthly
Check daily in shower after soaping up
daily
Learn the architecture of your breasts by repetition
once
Observe skin around nipples
once
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Am having breast discharge but only on manipulation and am currently mensrating and my breasts seem bigger?

Am having breast discharge but only on manipulation and am currently mensrating and my breasts seem bigger?

Usually normal: It's very common for women to have some breast discharge with manipulation. Usually we check thyroid function and a prolactin hormone level to be sure there isn't a medical issue that needs to be treated. Bloody discharge is concerning and needs more evaluation. But if it's clear or milky and the 2 blood tests above are normal, all is well. ...Read more

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What does a culture of breast discharge show?

What does a culture of breast discharge show?

Mastitis: If you have a nipple discharge, especially one that is colored, a culture is a good idea. You could have an infection of the breast known as mastitis. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a question about breast discharge.?

What to do if I have a question about breast discharge.?

There are different: types of discharges, and different causes. What does yours look like, how often, and is it one or both breasts? The best course would be to go see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Am having breast discharge but only on manipulation and am currently mensrating and my breasts seem bigger?

Usually normal: It's very common for women to have some breast discharge with manipulation. Usually we check thyroid function and a prolactin hormone level to be sure there isn't a medical issue that needs to be treated. Bloody discharge is concerning and needs more evaluation. But if it's clear or milky and the 2 blood tests above are normal, all is well. ...Read more

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Is there any corrolation between a bad papsmere and breast discharge?

Is there any corrolation between a bad papsmere and breast discharge?

No: There is not a correlation. If you have a bloody or brownish color discharge, then please see a breast specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Abnormal breast discharge has been going on for a while, can you offer any insight?

Abnormal breast discharge has been going on for a while, can you offer any insight?

See doctor: Please make an appointment with your physician for an evaluation. If you have not had a mammogram, please get one as well. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more