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What are the common causes of breast discharge during pregnancy?

What are the common causes of breast discharge during pregnancy?

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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Mammogram (Definition)

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


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I went for mammogram today and while she did this X-ray my breast discharged fluid. Is this normal? What is it?

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

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Virgin with thick white discharge both breasts happening for years at physical talked to doc mammogram scheduled..........Needed?

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

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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?

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?

Need surgical eval: Bloody breast discharge is suspicious for abnormal pathology. A ductography and mri evaluation may help. Regardless of test results you should obtain a surgical consultation with a breast surgeon. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Depends what type: If it is galac. Then u need a prolactin blood test and u may need an MRI of the pituitay gland to r/o tumor, so see your gyn, if it is bloody u need to see a breast surgeon asap. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Breast discharge?

What is the definition or description of: Breast discharge?

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

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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

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Prolactin. 98 but still breast discharge taking cabgolin 0.5 after 15 days it that ok?

Prolactin. 98 but still breast discharge taking cabgolin 0.5 after 15 days it that ok?

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

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Breast discharge I been having brown sticky discharge from my right breast as well as pain and itching. What could it be?

Breast discharge I been having brown sticky discharge from my right breast as well as pain and itching. What could it be?

This: This type of discharge could be caused by many things - from infection to fibrocystic changes, to a benign tumor in the duct, to cancer. It should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Prolactin levels normal (15.51), breast discharge, pain, other sympt. Why would I have discharge with normal prolactin levels?

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

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Breast discharge and not pregnant, what could this be?

Breast discharge and not pregnant, what could this be?

Depends: 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

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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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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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Do you think I should go see my doctor for breast discharge?

Depends: It depends on the color of the discharge, if you are feeling a lump or if you have an abnormal mammogram. Bloody discharge needs to be evaluated by your doctor. Be sure to get a yearly mammogram and clinical breast exam by your doctor. ...Read more

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Clear breast discharge not pregnant?

Clear breast discharge not pregnant?

Could be: See an endocrinologist to check serum prolactin levels. The discharge may be clear or milky ...Read more

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Is breast discharge a symptom breast cancer?

Is breast discharge a symptom breast cancer?

Sometimes: Most are not cancerous, but sometimes they are. Especially worrisome are bloody discharges or any spontaneous discharge after menopause. If any discharge is persistent you should at least run it by your primary doc or ob/gyn. ...Read more

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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 pregnant in the recent passed. Type and color of dischareg is importnat. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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Breast discharge symptoms of what. ..I have an IUD I place and im 21 yrs old?

Breast discharge symptoms of what. ..I have an IUD I place and im 21 yrs old?

You need evaluation: A breast discharge is called galactorrhea. An initial evaluation usually requires a breast exam, a cell test done on the discharge and blood tests for thyroid called TSH and milk letdown hormone called prolactin. ...Read more

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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?

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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Is it normal to have breast discharge 1 week before my period?

Is it normal to have breast discharge 1 week before my period?

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

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Does hormonal imbalance cause infertility and breast discharge?

Does hormonal imbalance cause infertility and breast discharge?

It can: Hormone imbalances are among the most common causes of infertility. Excess of hormone called prolactin can cause milky breast discharge. It is a good idea to see your gyn or a fertility specialist to have this evaluated. ...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


Dr. Regina Hampton
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Breast Discharge (Definition)

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