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Causes Of Nipple Discharge
Several reasons: Obviously breast feeding but if not postpartum or pregnancy related, this can be normal & result from stimulation of the breast. If milky, prolactin is usually checked to look for levels consistent with prolactinoma. Bloody nipple discharge can be a warning sign for cancer. Purulent discharge can occur with infection. ...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
Papilloma: An polyp in the breast duct(papilloma) is the most common cause of bloody discharge but breast cancer should be eliminated as the cause. A mammogram and ultrasound can show the lesion. A core needle biopsy can make the diagnosis. In some cases as special mammogram with dye (ductogram or galactogram) may need to be performed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Colostrum or milk: In pregnancy, a hormone called prolactin rises to prepare the breast for possible breast feeding. A nipple discharge called colostrum can occur (like early milk), or sometimes milk is discharged as well. Anything other than clear or white-ish discharge should be discussed with a doctor. Bloody nipple discharge is of great concern. ...Read more
What causes inverted nipple discharge? I have a clear color. It's been going on for over 5 years straight.
Nipple discharge: Nipple discharge can be normal for some. In general, white, milky, yellow and green can be normal. Blood or a brownish color can suggest a more serious condition. If this is a new finding, you should contact your doctor for evaluation. I recommend you mention it to your gyn on the next visit. In your age, it is probably hormone related. ...Read more
Can levonelle cause whitish nipple discharge 2 weeks after taking it? I had it on the 7th, got a normal period on the 10th but i'm still worried.
No: Levonelle doesn't typically cause nipple discharge. Whitish discharge can be normal though. It can also be caused by a couple of medical issues. If a woman has whitish nipple discharge we check thyroid function and prolactin hormone level. Nipple discharge will not occur 2 weeks into a pregnancy. It's a good idea to take a home urine pregnancy test to be 100% sure the levonelle worked. ...Read more
Stimulation: Nipple discharge is common and usually not related to cancer, unless it is bloody. The stimulation alone will cause discharge. As long as it is clear, white, milky, yellow or green there is not anything to worry about. If it becomes brown or red/bloody, then see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Possible but: Nipple discharge in a male is not normal . If its fluid or milky it could be galactorrhea, which can be caused by medications, hormone imbalances and even tumors. You should definitely go get checked out. Seek a plastic surgeon for your gynecomastia after you find out what the cause is first for the discharge. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Get eval: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Everyone has a thyroid. It is an organ located at the bottom of the neck. If she has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism this can cause abnormal lactation ( Galactorrhea). The solution is to treat the thyroid problem so that the hormonal balance is restored. There are other cause of galactorrhea as well so an evaluation by her doctor is warranted ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How often would I see nipple discharge from Intraductal Papiloma, and also, can Perimenopause cause nipple discharge. 52 years old, still get period?
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
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