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Breast Discharge During Mammogram
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 pregnancy, the discharge may be the initial preparation of the breasts to manufacture milk. Call your OB md and have it evaluated. ...Read more
A mammogram is the "gold standard" screening test for breast cancer. It's well established that yearly 'grams will DX cancers well before they are palpable, leading to earlier diagnoses and saved lives. All experts agree to begin yearly mammograms by age 50; many (including myself) believe the pro's outweigh the con's to begin at 40. Regrettably, less than half of all women ...Read more
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 exposure. If the fibroadenoma is larger, meaning over 2 cm, it could be compressing/blocking a nearby duct but the mass itself does not produce fluid and result in nipple discharge. ...Read more
Yes: Fibrocystic breast changes and symptoms can often be felt more on one side than the other or only on one side. The discharge should be clear or yellowish. You should never see blood, as this is definitely abnormal and needs to be checked out. If you feel a lump or think you have a cyst, a sonogram should be performed to confirm that it is a fluid lump and nothing solid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do lumpy breasts or fibrocystic breasts mean dense breasts? Can an ultrasound show breast density? When should i have my first mammogram?
Yes: In the months/yrs leading up to menopause (the end of menstrual periods) our hormones fluctuate to higher highs and lower lows than they did when we were younger. These surges of estrogen can cause breast fullness and tenderness. Seek medical care if pain persists past a few days each month, or if pain is one sided. Get mammograms as recommended (yearly after age 40). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What causes excessive vaginal discharge, weight gain, abdominal pain, breast tenderness, and breast discharge?
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 lactation, which includes breast tumor though weight gain and vaginal discharge are not commonly associated with tumor. You need to see your healthcare provider to help you find the answer. ...Read more
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 ., clear discharge is most common cause benign fibrocystic disease , need examination radiological investigation , blood investigation ( prolactin level ) see your doctor first ...Read more
Breast lump in one breast areola region can it be cancer with nipple dicharge both breast white no odor only when squeezed?
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 benign and may not even be related to the breast lump you feel All breast lumps need to be evaluated by a doctor & appropriate testing to tell what you may have. ...Read more
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 discharge during pregnancy, especially toward the end as the breast prepares for lactation. Contact your ob/gyn and have them take a look. ...Read more
No: It is not a pre-malignant condition.Get a more detailed answer ›
~10% of the time: Bloody nipple discharge is usually secondary to a benign tumor or chronic inflammation within the duct, with breast cancer a distant third. Any woman with bloody discharge requires breast evaluation, which will include a diagnostic mammogram+/-ultrasound, physical examination, and nipple aspiration cytology. If the results remain equivocal, a surgical biopsy (terminal duct excision) may be done. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Prior breast cancer does not Prohibit a woman from breastfeeding, however, the affected breast may not prodice much milk if treated by radiation therapy. Furthermore, any medication that you are taking, including chemotherapy, may be transmitted in the breast milk and should be avoided. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
The clinical definition would be best described as an emission of liquid, clear, thick or bloody without stimulation of the nipple area, i.e, breasts in male or female can be stimulated by oral suction over time, which is not usually clinically significant. Any emission of liquid without such stimulation should evoke ...Read more
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