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Does breast fibroadenoma cause nipple discharge during pregnancy?

Does breast fibroadenoma cause nipple discharge during pregnancy?

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

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Does fibroadenoma also cause nipple discharge during pregnancy?

Does fibroadenoma also cause nipple discharge during pregnancy?

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

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Is nipple discharge from one breast normal? I've taken pregnancy test and they have came back negative

Is nipple discharge from one breast normal? I've taken pregnancy test and they have came back negative

Nipple discharge: Nipple discharge is sometimes a result of increased prolactin. A blood test will reveal elevated prolactin and should be performed to rule out pituitary adenoma. Not rarely, however patients that continue to check the breast for discharge will inadvertently stimulate the release of prolactin. Simply not touching the breasts for 3 months will usually stop the discharge. ...Read more

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What are some other causes of whitish clear discharge of the nipple other than pregnancy and breast cancer?

What are some other causes of whitish clear discharge of the nipple other than pregnancy and breast cancer?

Excess prolactin: The hormone that promotes milk production in the breast is called prolactin, and it normally comes from the pituitary gland. An excess can cause milk production without a prior pregnancy (or even in men). This may come from a benign tumor of the pituitary so see your doctor and get some blood tests. If you have high prolactin you will need a head mri. ...Read more

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Which other than pregnancy can cause nipple discharge?

Many etiologies: There are many causes of nipple discharge. All need to be evaluated by a physician. Most of these causes are not cancer, but, certainly needs evaluation. Drugs/medications, trauma, hormonal imbalances, are just a few possible causes. ...Read more

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Is nipple discharge during a pregnancy bad?

Is nipple discharge during a pregnancy bad?

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

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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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Bilat, nonbloody clear nipple discharge w/o pattern/obvious cause x1yr. Breast US neg. HcG neg. No prolactin or TSH abnormalities. What could it be?

Bilat, nonbloody clear nipple discharge w/o pattern/obvious cause x1yr. Breast US neg. HcG neg. No prolactin or TSH abnormalities. What could it be?

Stimulation: Stimulation of the nipples can cause the breasts to produce milk. Also, medications can also cause breast discharge. Sounds like you have seen a doctor. If they have completed their evaluation and find no treatable cause, then there is nothing 'wrong' You might get a second opinion as well. ...Read more

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Both breast have nipple discharge during manipulation, urine pregnant test negativity, not taking meds or birth control what could this be besides thyroi?

Both breast have nipple discharge during manipulation, urine pregnant test negativity, not taking meds or birth control what could this be besides thyroi?

Probably normal: Almost all women will have some breast discharge with manipulation after their first pregnancy. If you have never been pregnant, then please see you gynecologist to rule out other diseases such as evalated prolactin levels. ...Read more

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What can cause itchy breast/nipples? I have no skin rash, no nipple discharge and I am not pregnant. No pain or color change in breast. Its been 1week

What can cause itchy breast/nipples? I have no skin rash, no nipple discharge and I am not pregnant. No pain or color change in breast. Its been 1week

Dermatitis: Sounds like allergic contact dermatitis. Have you changed your body soap or lotion or the fabric of your bra recently? Try using OTC hydrocortisone 1% twice a day. Also remove the irritant. If no improvement in two weeks, see ur MD ...Read more

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Nipple discharge thick white, pregnancy symptom?

Nipple discharge thick white, pregnancy symptom?

Don't anticipate: Nipple d/c in early pregnancy. Classic pregnancy sxs don’t begin until period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). These can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. May be ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take hpt to know. ...Read more

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Mirena (levonorgestrel) was removed a month ago. I've been bleeding for 3 days now but have nipple discharge. Negative pregnancy test though. What's going on?

Mirena (levonorgestrel) was removed a month ago. I've been bleeding for 3 days now but have nipple discharge. Negative pregnancy test though. What's going on?

Nipple discharge.: Depends on the color of the discharge. If milky it could be your prolactin level is elevated. If green or black its more likely a benign breast issue not related to the mirena (levonorgestrel). If bloody its more concerning. I would suggest you see your GYN for a serum pregnancy test, thyroid test and prolactin level and have them confirm the type of nipple discharge ...Read more

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How soon into pregnancy should you expect clear nipple discharge. I had sex with my boyfriend about a week and a half ago (yes we used a condom)?

How soon into pregnancy should you expect clear nipple discharge. I had sex with my boyfriend about a week and a half ago (yes we used a condom)?

Anytime: Nipple discharge depends only on the amount of prolactin you create. If you are pregnant you already produce a lot, and if you are having a lot of nipple stimulation during sex, your prolactin will shoot up and you will start lactating or having discharge sooner. If the discharge is from both sides, don't worry about it. Be careful later on, as too much stimulation can cause early contractions. ...Read more

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My period is 1 week late. Lots of thick, mucus like discharge. Sore nipples & breasts. 2 negative pregnancy tests. Could I be pregnant?

My period is 1 week late. Lots of thick, mucus like discharge. Sore nipples & breasts. 2 negative pregnancy tests. Could I be pregnant?

Tests are accurate: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, or medications. A correctly done urine test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon. ...Read more

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4 dpo, Sore breasts/nipples, heavy feeling in uterus, high cervix, milly whit discharge...could these be early pregnancy signs? Or just pms?

4 dpo, Sore breasts/nipples, heavy feeling in uterus, high cervix, milly whit discharge...could these be early pregnancy signs? Or just pms?

Hmmm...: There are no pregnancy signs 4 days after ovulation (if the egg was fertilized, the body doesn't know it yet, as the egg is just a few cells and floating downstream). If one is having pregnancy signs, they would be from a pregnancy created earlier, such as last month or the month before. ...Read more

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Period isn't due til the 27th, but breast ate tender and when nipple is stimulated in any way a clear liquid is discharged is this a sign of pregnancy?

No: It's wayyyyy too early. You'd only be a week conception, and rare to have any symptoms at that early. It's even too early for a pregnancy test. Clear discharge from the nipples can happen from time to time and is normal. If it's a lot, see your doctor for an evaluation. Be well. ...Read more

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I am experiencing nipple discharge. The following also describes me: Breast pain. What should I do?

I am experiencing nipple discharge. The following also describes me: Breast pain. What should I do?

Need to be checked: In your age nipple discharge especially if it is from both breasts is usually not from malignancy. However, there are so many causes for nipple discharge including physiologic, hormonal, infectious, fibrocystic, and neoplastic (benign and malignant) that makes it impossible to figure it out on this site. You need to be checked by a breast care provider. ...Read more

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I have something in my breast its movable I don't know what and I have a nipple discharge its white and it has a foul smell its only in one breast.?

Lump & Discharge: For a movable lump in the breast you need ultrasound. Discharge: how do you see it?
You should see a doctor to evaluate with exam and ultrasound. ...Read more

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I'm have a bloody nipple discharge, itching of the nipple, and lump on side of my breast?

I'm have a bloody nipple discharge, itching of the nipple, and lump on side of my breast?

Please See Doctor: Your symptoms require medical evaluation to check for a possible breast cancer. Please make an appointment to see your primary care doctor or gynecologist. They will refer you to a breast surgeon who can sort this out, usually by doing a simple office-based biopsy under local anesthesia. Don't delay! ...Read more

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Breast pain and nipple discharge. Are these symptoms of breast cancer?

Breast pain and nipple discharge. Are these symptoms of breast cancer?

Not usually: Breast pain and nipple discharge are infrequently signs of cancer. Pain may be related to fibrocystic changes or perhaps infection or inflammation. Nipple discharge may be due to a intraductal papilloma, a benign tumor within the duct system (usually near the nipple). You should have a physical exam, and possibly ultrasound to determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you have a lump with nipple discharge milky no foul odor on one breast only and not be cancer?

Can you have a lump with nipple discharge milky no foul odor on one breast only and not be cancer?

Not cancer: Clear or serous fluid drainage from the nipple is not an indication of malignancy. In some instances bloody drainage may suggest presence of tumor. A lump with drainage probably is a cyst and if so should be aspirated. Mammogram of course is also part of the evaluation. ...Read more

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Not pregnant, having nipple discharge on and off for months, white, not watery, no pain, no smell, both breasts, inverted nipple both breasts, normal?

Not pregnant, having nipple discharge on and off for months, white, not watery, no pain, no smell, both breasts, inverted nipple both breasts, normal?

Exam: Any new lumps, bumps, skin changes in the breast should be evaluated by your doctor. You may be seeing breast milk. If you have had a baby before this can be normal. In other cases it can be a sign of an elevated Prolactin hormonal level. Schedule a visit for an evaluation ...Read more

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Always had green nipple discharge when squeeze. But now with some white&a lot more than usual&breasts sore and bigger and feel full. Normal period 13/06

Always had green nipple discharge when squeeze. But now with some white&a lot more than usual&breasts sore and bigger and feel full. Normal period 13/06

Stop squeezing!: The majority of nipple discharge is benign, meaning not related to cancer, especially if green or milky. Unilateral and spontaneous is more concerning than bilateral or with squeezing. First, get yourself examined by your physician or a breast surgeon. If not suspicious on breast exam and possible imaging and not due to meds, then leave your breasts alone and stop squeezing! It makes it worse! ...Read more

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Blood from nipple discharge naked to the eye when squeezed is that a breast absess?

Need further eval: Bloody nipple discharge can be caused by different factors such as infection, trauma, as well as other condition such as - intraductal papilloma, cancer etc. Intraductal papilloma is the most common cause of bloody nipple discharge in women age 20-40. See your doctor and have further evaluation and tests-such as ultrasound, galactogram, mammogram. ...Read more

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I am experiencing nipple discharge. The following also describes me: Breast firmness. What should I do?

See a MD: Breast nipple discharge can occur from an elevation of a hormone called prolactin or from a growth in the breast itself. See a MD who can sort out the problem and even provide medication to stop a breast milk discharge from prolactin. ...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. Jeffrey Stevens
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Breast Fibroadenoma (Definition)

Benign lump in the breast composed of fibrous/connective tissues and glandular tissue. It is the most common breast tumor in adolescent women. Unlike typical lumps from breast cancer, fibroadenoma is easy to move, with clearly defined edges. It is usually diagnosed through breast exam, sono, mammogram and a needle biopsy ...Read more