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Breast Discharge During Mammogram
Breast discharge: In early stages of pregnancy, some women notice clear discharge & in later stages it becomes milky. Also discharge can be seen following vigorous physical activity such as jogging. Other causes might be fibrocystic breast disease, galactorrhea (some causes are hormones or medications), infection, mammary duct ectasia in older women, breast tumor. Your ob/gyn can explain more details. ...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
I went for mammogram today and while she did this X-ray my breast discharged fluid. Is this normal? What is it?
Yes: This is very likely normal - breast tissue is glandular and usually can produce secretions. ...Read more
Virgin with thick white discharge both breasts happening for years at physical talked to doc mammogram scheduled..........Needed?
Yes, but: First, I would have a doctor check the discharge to see if it's milky (they can see that under the microscope). If so, I would recommend blood hormone testing (thyroid panel, kidney function, and prolactin level) and a breast ultrasound in addition to the mammogram. Also, there are many medications that can cause this, but not zyrtec (cetirizine). Are you on anything else? Or any herbal supplements? ...Read more
Occasional clear discharge from one breast. Had ultrasound and mammogram 7 weeks ago, negative, but require controls. No lumps. Should I still worry? Thanks
This is my 2nd cycle with having a discharge of blood from both breast. I received a mammogram n sonogram they were negative. What is causing this is?
After discovering brown bloody discharge from my right nipple when squeezed. I had a mammogram and an ultrasound done. Breast showed all clear. So?
I have a lump near my breast/chest are. I had a mammogram and ultrasound and a biopsy was recommended. A bit of smelly whit discharge came out. Good?
There is really: No way to reliably tell. It might mean that the etiology was infectious, but cancers can also contain necrotic/fluid components, so the biopsy results are necessary to make the determination. ...Read more
Sore breasts and underarms is sore. A year ago had a reddish brown discharge from left nipple, had no insurance so I went to planned parenthood and they referred me to karmannos for a free mammogram. The mammogram, showed nothing. The discharge from my ni
See breast doctor: You may need an ultrasound to evaluate the discharge. I recommend evaluation by a breast specialist. ...Read more
What causes nipple discharge if you're not pregnant? Recently had a mammogram and a breast ultrasound. All was normal, however it has not stopped.
For the past 6 wks I've had a clear discharge coming from a couple of ducts in my left nipple. I've also had swelling & pain in my left breast. I've seen a specialist & I've had an ultrasound, mammogram & ductogram. None of these have turned up any cysts,
Breast discharge: 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 consultation with a physician. ...Read more
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
Call your doctor: Please contact your doctor who prescribed the medication to get clarification on how long to take the medication. Another option is to get a 2nd opinion from another specialist in your area. ...Read more
Breast discharge I been having brown sticky discharge from my right breast as well as pain and itching. What could it be?
Prolactin levels normal (15.51), breast discharge, pain, other sympt. Why would I have discharge with normal prolactin levels?
Duct ectasia: Benign thickening within the milk ducts may cause some blockage of the ducts with a liquidy substance which can cause areolar discharge. This isn't necessarily related to nursing or pregnancy. A gynecologist can help make this diagnosis. Avoiding areolar manipulation can help. Other conditions can cause breast discharge as well and should be evaluated by a gynecologist. ...Read more
This depends if it is 1 side or both sides and the color. Also depends if the discharge comes out on its own or is squeezed out.
If this is a new finding, then I recommend you see your doctor. ...Read more
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
See your doctor: Recommend you see your doctor asap.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 passed. Type and color of dischareg is importnat. Get it checked out. ...Read more
I m having wheatish breast discharge 4m both breasts when I apply gentle pressure to the nipples. It started after intense stimulation. Shud I worry?
Probably not: The discharge is most likely from the breast stimulation. If you quit stimulating them the discharge should subside in a cycle or two. If the discharge is bloody or if it continues, you need to be check for more serious causes. ...Read more
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That depends.: Reasons for nipple discharge can include stimulation of the breast, pregnancy, medications, galactorrhea (secretion of milk or similar substance), an abscess or other breast infection, hormonal imbalances (like hypothyroidism), fibrocystic breasts (breasts are very fibrous), blocked mammary duct, breast cancer and intraductal papilloma (non cancerous mass), use of marijuana, anise and fennel. This ...Read more
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