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Constant breast pain, didn't change for a few months occasional nipple discharge what can be wrong?

Constant breast pain, didn't change for a few months occasional nipple discharge what can be wrong?

Mastalgia: Some women just get pain in the breasts without any known cause. You should have an evaluation by a doctor to make sure there are no cysts or fibrous areas that could be causing the problem. Ibuprofen can help and so can Evening Primrose Oil. ...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 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.?

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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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?

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

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Besides cancer, what can a 66yo woman with bloody nipple discharge, monolateral and spontaneous have? She doesn't take drugs. No familiarity for cancer

Besides cancer, what can a 66yo woman with bloody nipple discharge, monolateral and spontaneous have? She doesn't take drugs. No familiarity for cancer

Cancer likely: A bloody nipple discharge is very concerning, especially at her age. Polyps in the ducts are possible, but these are likely to be at least premaliglant. When need immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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What about nipple discharge is it serious?

What about nipple discharge is it serious?

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

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Nipple discharge: clear sometimes whitish help?

Nipple discharge: clear sometimes whitish help?

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

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When to be concerned about brown nipple discharge?

When to be concerned about brown nipple discharge?

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

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What does it mean if you have male nipple discharge?

Male galactorrhea: May be the sign of a pituitary tumor. Or, chronic stimulation, or infection. Check in with your doctor to see if there is gynecomastia and what if anything to do next. ...Read more

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My girlfriend likes to taste her nipple discharge in bed?

My girlfriend likes to taste her nipple discharge in bed?

Breast discharge: See your physician unless it is known to be breast milk. ...Read more

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Is it normal for women to have nipple discharge sometimes?

Is it normal for women to have nipple discharge sometimes?

Yes: Nipple discharge is normal for many women. It can be clear, yellow, milky or green. These are all normal and related to non cancerous changes in the breast.
A red (blood) or brown discharge requires evaluation by a doctor and possibly a biopsy. ...Read more

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Is nipple discharge normal if it only happens every so often?

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

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I'm having spontaneous clear nipple discharge and I'm a male. What could this be?

I'm having spontaneous clear nipple discharge and I'm a male. What could this be?

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

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What could cause bloody nipple discharge?

What could cause bloody nipple discharge?

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

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Is nipple discharge normal during perimenopause?

Is nipple discharge normal during perimenopause?

Talk with your doc: Different things can cause nipple discharge, some more concerning than others. It's important to check this out with your provider soon. Good job on being aware and taking care of this! ...Read more

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Nipple discharge with medication? Cancer?

Nipple discharge with medication? Cancer?

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

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Causes of green nipple discharge and lump? In a guy!

Causes of green nipple discharge and lump? In a guy!

Infection: Sounds like an infection. See your doctor for evaluation, possible cultures and to start antibiotic. ...Read more

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I am experiencing nipple discharge and purple nipples?

I am experiencing nipple discharge and purple nipples?

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

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What is the cause of nipple discharge in pregnant women?

What is the cause of nipple discharge in pregnant women?

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

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Would stopping reglan (metoclopramide) stop nipple discharge?

Possible!: Reglan (metoclopramide) can cause Gynecomastia (Enlargement) of the breasts and Galactorrhea (Discharge from nipples)
If this was the reason...stopping it will stop the discharge. Sometimes the enlargement (in males) is permanent! ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to be pregnant and have greenish/brown nipple discharge?

Is it possible for you to be pregnant and have greenish/brown nipple discharge?

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

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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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How will my doctor evaluate nipple discharge?

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

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What causes nipple discharge in a non pregnant woman?

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

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Clear watery nipple discharge when squeeze don't know if pregnant?

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

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SIR, My girlfriend has thyroid. Is it a cause of her nipple discharge?

SIR, My girlfriend has thyroid. Is it a cause of her nipple discharge?

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

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Nipple discharge and lumps in breast. What does this indicate?

Needs medical check: Since one of the causes of nipple discharge is intraductal lesions (tissue growth within a milk duct) which may even be cancerous you need to have a medical evaluation by a breast care provider. ...Read more

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What all causes nipple discharge on birth control an took pregnacy test it was negative?

Several causes: Breast discharge can come from an elevated prolactin level or from excessive breast stimulation or because it takes a long time for breast milk production to go away. If the discharge is bloody there might be a growth in the breast. Get this checked. ...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 am experiencing nipple discharge. The following also describes me: Breast firmness. What should I do?

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

Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more


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Nipple Discharge (Definition)

Nipple discharge is any fluid seeping from one or both ...Read more