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Breast leakage how much is normal?

Breast leakage how much is normal?

If not pregnant or: Breast feeding - none. Possible causes for galactorrhea include but are not limited to use of birth control pills, tricyclic antidepressants, antipsychotic meds, some sedatives, fennel, anise, fenugreek, some hypertension meds, cocaine, opioids, hypothyroidism, prolactinoma, renal dz, testosterone deficiency in men ; significant breast stimulation. ...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


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I got sent to an endocrinologist due to breast leakage, pain and a lump I'm worried should I be?

I got sent to an endocrinologist  due to breast leakage, pain and a lump I'm worried should I be?

Worry: Worry, regardless of the cause is rarely beneficial while awaiting a diagnosis. Given your symptoms, this consult is reasonable, and the specialist can help get to the root of the problem. Be patient, go to your appointment, and do not spend the time beforehand worrying about an unknown future. ...Read more

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Domperidone is it normal to cause slight breast leakage? I am using it for nausea and I am not breast feeding or pregnant. Thank you

Domperidone: One of the side effects of domperidone is milk production. Therefore, you can have leakage and your prolactin level becomes elevated. In time, it may cause you to skip a menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Am i pregnant? I have been having signs of pregnancy including sore and full breasts milky leakage when i squeeze my breast tired moody headaches craving certain foods and coffee which i drink daily is making me nauseated. I had a blood pregnancy test it

Am i pregnant? I have been having signs of pregnancy including sore and full breasts milky leakage when i squeeze my breast tired moody headaches craving certain foods and coffee which i drink daily is making me nauseated. I had a blood pregnancy test it

Pregnant?: Why don't you get a pregnancy test? All these symptoms are likely due to pregnancy but better to confirm it. Once you know, there are several steps to be taken especially during first trimester, such as no alcohol, no smoking etc. And definitely see an obstetrician. ...Read more

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Breast are very sensitive and brownish discharge?

Breast are very sensitive and brownish discharge?

Strange Discharge: Strange breast discharge can be a very minor problem especially if from both breasts - but it is worth seeing MD since it can be a hormonal problem originating from a pituitary (brain) problem or female organs (pregnancy?). Typically nothing to worry about but worth and MD visit. ...Read more

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What is the dark green discharge from woman breast?

What is the dark green discharge from woman breast?

Cystic changes: This usually represents fibrocystic changes/ cystic changes (old term: fibrocystic breast disease). You can look up some of my other posts on fibrocystic changes. This is benign and the most common cause of breast pain. If the discharge is red or brown, see your doctor. Please make sure you have had your yearly mammogram. ...Read more

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My breasts hurt and I have vaginal discharge but test neg what does this mean ?

My breasts hurt and I have vaginal discharge but test neg what does this mean ?

Hormonal Fluctuation: It is common to have hormonal fluctuations that cause pregnancy like symptoms. If you missed your cycle and have tested negative, repeat test 1 week after you were due for cycle. If symptoms persist, see your PCP/GYN. ...Read more

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Why are my breasts sensetive and hurt and I have more than normal discharge from my vagina?

Why are my breasts sensetive and hurt and I have more than normal discharge from my vagina?

Many possibilities: There are many possible reasons your breasts hurt and are sensitive. Your hormones could be out of whack, you could have pms, or you could be pregnant. If you know for sure you're not pregnant. It could also be too much caffeine or chocolate. Vaginal discharge can be cause by many things. You should have it checked, to make sure its not an infection. ...Read more

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My right breast is smaller and flatter than the other, it produces discharge and is bumpy. Is that normal?

My right breast is smaller and flatter than the other, it produces discharge and is bumpy. Is that normal?

Asymmetry: Breast asymmetry is extremely common. Lumps or bumps in the breast could mean fibrocystic disease but best to have a doctor examine and see if you need a mammogram. Clear nipple discharge can happen from time to time. If a colored discharge ever happens see a doctor to rule out infection. Rarely women with a nipple discharge have elevated prolactin due to a pituitary tumor. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a white milky discharge from my breasts after having unprotected sex a week ago what does this mean ?

I have a white milky discharge from my breasts after having unprotected sex a week ago what does this mean ?

Breast discharge: White discharge from the breasts is usually milk. Unless you are pregnant this would not be related to have sex one week ago. If you have been pregnant before the milk production can be normal. In some cases milk production is a sign of an elevated prolactin level. Blood testing can be done ...Read more

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I am a male of 50years and of recent I noticed white thick discharge from my breast when pressed. What can be happening to me.

I am a male of 50years and of recent I noticed white thick discharge from my breast when pressed. What can be happening to me.

Breast discharge: Galactorrhea or milk production, is often caused by a high prolactin level or a testosterone deficiency. The thick white tissue debris comes out first. Because there is a 1% chance of breast cancer in males, your physician may also recommend a mammogram, MRI, or U/S to rule that out. Unilateral breast discharge is more worrisome. http://plasticsurgery4u.com/puffy_nipples/male_nipple_discharge.htm ...Read more

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I have a greenish colored discharge coming from my breasts.. What is it? I have never noticed this before, and my breasts are a little sore.

Fibrocystic changes: Fibrocystic changes of the breast (used to be called fibrocystic disease - but when 40% of women have it, how can you call it a disease) are a hormonally dependent changes of the breast - soreness and sometimes cyst development which typically contain a greenish fluid. Also associated with this is the discharge that can be greenish. Would recommend however getting it checked out. ...Read more

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I have a little bit of a light pink discharge only when i whip, i'm 5 days late and my breasts are hurting. What does this mean? Please help

Absent menstruation : This may be pregnancy. I will suggest you get a pregnancy test first. If positive you schedule appointment with your doctor. If negative and you are still spotting and your period still does not start, please still see your doctor for evaluation and possible treatment. Thank you and good luck. ...Read more

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It's been two days since my abortion. My breasts are big,hard as a rock and painful. Am passing out a mucus bloody discharge..should I worry?

It's been two days since my abortion.  My breasts are big,hard as a rock and painful.  Am passing out a mucus bloody discharge..should I worry?

Probably not: Depending on how far you were occasionally the milk might come in. The bloody discharge is probably normal. If it does get better get rechecked by the physician who did the procedure ...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