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How Long Does Galactorrhea Last
Good Question!: Knowing the cause of the galactorrhea determines how the condition is treated. Often it can be a simple as medication change. Psychotherapeutic drugs and GI drugs are often the simple culprit. Once cause is determined, the prolactin levels can be measured while the symptoms abate. ...Read more
Galactorrhea is a condition where milk flows from the breast at a time not associated with pregnancy, childbirth, or nursing. It can occur at any age and in both sexes. While it might be due to innocent benign processes and even medications/drugs, it needs evaluation to rule ...Read more
Hormonal imbalance: Galactorrhea (breast milk production when not pregnant) can be caused by multiple events. Although our first thought is a pituitary (brain) overproduction of prolactin, frequently the cause can be be a thyroid disorder, side-effect of medication (anti-depressants, birth control pills), the result of scarring or injury to the chest wall, or even a side effect of marijuana use. ...Read more
By symptoms: Galactorrhea is diagnosed by symptoms. It is usually due to an elevation in your prolactin level, a hormone secreted from the pituitary gland. Prolactin can be elevated due to a tumor or by excessive nipple stimulation. Pituitary gland is located between the optic chiasm in the brain. If galactorrhea is due to a pituitary gland tumor, patient may have visual changes and/or headaches. ...Read more
Milky breasts: Galactorrhea is a condition where milk flows from the breast at a time not associated with pregnancy, childbirth, or nursing. It can occur at any age and in both sexes. While it might be due to innocent benign processes and even medications/drugs, it needs evaluation to rule out potentially serious causes. ...Read more
Yes, possibly: Injury to the pituitary stalk can potentially lead to galactorrhea (case reports available), although the impact would likely affect other hormones as well, leading to e.g. Diabetes insipidus. If I had a patient with post-traumatic galactorrhea i'd be suspicious of a pre-existing pituitary prolactinoma and get prolactin levels and brain MRI to rule out such a lesion. Treatment - medical first. ...Read more
Not much: Other than making a mess in your bra this is typically a benign condition. ...Read more
Can fentanyl patches cause galactorrhea, even though I've been on it with no other side effects at all for 5 years before the milk started?
Fentanyl: This is not a medication side effect so you should see your doctor for further evaluation of this problem. ...Read more
Hello Dr, I think I have hyperprolactinemia. When to check my prolactin level in my cycle day?? have galactorrhea. I am in ttc, do affect fertility?
What could cause milky green dual nipple galactorrhea in a male with normal prolactin levels? Ongoing since age 13. Nipples are never stimulated.
Not worrisome: It sounds like this has been going on for a while (12 years). That, and the bilaterality, suggest that this is not something you need to be worried about. Figuring out what the cause is harder. Are the breasts enlarged (gynecomastia)? Are there any medications? Has anyone confirmed galactorrhea (not all discharges contain milk). Assay for altered forms of prolactin (macroprolactin). ...Read more
Age- 19 year 9 month. Sex - Female. TSH 13.26, Prolactin 28.04. Both nipples are discharging. Color is pale white. Is it GALACTORRHEA?
Can I get pregnant if I have galactorrhea.? Hormone and thyroid levels are fine. I also haven't had a period in 4 months. Can I get pregnant?
"Galactorrhea" from both breasts, 1 clear, 1 milky, upon squeezing only. Prolactin, thyroid, blood tests all "norm".Should I get further testing? Not preg
TSH 13.26, taking medicine of hypothyroidism since 2week, nipples are discharging now, color is pale white. What is the reason? Is it Galactorrhea?
Can women suffering from galactorrhea cause HIV or some kind of bacterial or fungal infection in adults from sucking those breast?
Milk from breasts: Galactorrhea is milk discharge from the breasts at a time when you don't want it, i.e. Not including post partum. There are many causes. Sometimes following a pregnancy, some milk production/secretion persists for a while even after weaning. Nipple stimulation can cause it. A pituitary tumor that makes prolactin can also cause it. See your doctor about it. ...Read more
Please go to "www. Mayoclinic. Org" and read about your issue. Once you have read it you should either relax and enjoy life, or take what you read from Mayo Clinic to your primary doctor.
Usually not a big problem but you be more comfortable once you have been examined. ...Read more
I have 22mm endometrium, galactorhea, thick walled ovarian cyst. My risperione intake has been reduced to 1mg every other day. Pls I need advice.
Risperidone is associated with hyperprolactinemia and galactorrhea. Lowering the dose may or may not help. Only time will
you will need a repeat us to check you lining and ovary. Both of these findings can be dependent on the timing of your cycle. If you are midcycle, you lining may be normal as well as your cyst.
Follow up and discuss with your gynecologist. ...Read more
Age 55-menopause @ age 44-vaginal pain (not dry, no sex)-tired-breast enlargement-galactorhea-weight gain-normal thyroid test...??????
Can't tell: The tempomandibular joint can make a person miserable and there's no predicting how long it will last. There are folks who know how to treat this and I'm not one of them; a variety of measures including those that keep you from grinding your teeth at night can help, as can more intensive interventions. Good luck. ...Read more