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Herbal Treatment For Nipple Discharge
Constant breast pain, didn't change for a few months occasional nipple discharge what can be wrong?
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
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
Have a crusty nipple discharge not sure if its shop seems to come and go nipple slightly red in colour no lumps so I don't think its Paget Diease?
Dobro cystic changes: The most common reason for a crusty nipple discharge, especially at your are, is fibrocystic changes. Caffeine can make it worse. If you have a lot of breast pain, especially before your period, it would support the diagnosis. It is an inflammatory condition, and anti inflammatory mess like ibuprophen and vitamin E can help ...Read more
Besides cancer, what can a 66yo woman with bloody nipple discharge, monolateral and spontaneous have? She doesn't take drugs. No familiarity for cancer
Nipple discharge: Bilateral nipple discharge-while breastfeeding- is quite normal, obviously. Any other discharge that is different-needs to be seen and diagnosed by a physician knowlegeable in breast diseases. Five-nine% of discharges are cancerous while that is quite small, early diagnosis of cancer can be life-saving. A physician isn't able to "look" at a discharge or secretion and see that it is benign. Biopsy. ...Read more
DischargeORsecretion: Nipple secretion is a normal physiologic process; nipple discharge reflects an underlying cause such as a benign tumor, duct inflammation, or even a cancer. Ns is usually bilateral, from multiple ducts, and only when elicited. Nd is usually from one breast, one duct, spontaneous, and most concerning when clear or bloody. "when in doubt, check it out"--make an appointment to see your doctor. ...Read more
Get examined: Brown discharge is usually associated with bloody discharge which can represent a papilloma. Papillomas can be benign or contain abnormal cells. It is best to follow up with a breast specialist. ...Read more
Breast discharge: See your physician unless it is known to be breast milk. ...Read more
Get it checked.: 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 more
Need to check: There are many causes of nipple discharge. It may be due to hormonal changes. But especially in men (and also women) a lesion within a duct can be present which may be benign or malignant. You definitely need to check with your health care prodider and most likey you will be sent to see a breast care specialist unless they find a hormonal abnormality for which an endocrinologist may be consulted. ...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 more
Probably not: If a nipple discharge is associated with a medication, it is probably due to that medication, and no something more serious like a cancer. In this case it should stop when the medication stops. However, sometimes there is more than one thing going on, or something rare. Check with your healthcare provider if in doubt. ...Read more
Exam: Any new lumps, bumps, skin changes in the breast or nipples 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
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
NIpple Discharge: A greenish brown nipple discharge is more commonly found with a mastitis or an intraductal papilloma than an early symptom of pregnancy. A nipple discharge in a male can be dangerous and males can get breast cancer. Your partner should see her pcp or ob/gyn asap. Mastitis. ...Read more
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
Many ways: The evaluation will consist of history taking, examination, and labs. Nipple discharge when non pregnant isn't normal. Some medications can initiate the discharge, along with excessive breast stimulation. Abnormal prolactin levels produced in excess from the pituitary gland can cause the discharge. Lastly benign breast conditions are most common, but malignancies need to be ruled out. ...Read more
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 more
Then take a test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more
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 more
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