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I have just a little nipple discharge when squeezed. Could it be dangerous?

I have just a little nipple discharge when squeezed. Could it be dangerous?

Depends: What color is the discharge. Bloody or rust colored nipple discharge could represent cancer. The nipple can leak fluid of many different colors and could be benign. See your doctor! ...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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How common is normal colored nipple discharge when squeezed really hard? Discharge sent to pathology and was normal.

How common is normal colored nipple discharge when squeezed really hard? Discharge sent to pathology and was normal.

Let's review: A colored nipple discharge is never normal. You have a right to the pathology report, and to find out whether you actually had duct ectasia. Chances are the report actually said, "no malignant cells seen." have you had a galactogram? ...Read more

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I have clear and milky nipple discharge when squeezed both breast is this something I should be worried about?

I have clear and milky nipple discharge when squeezed both breast is this something I should be worried about?

Check prolactin.: You have galactorrhea. This may be a benign condition but you should see a doctor to check your prolactin level, especially if you have any headaches and /or blurred vision. You could have a prolactin secreting tumor in your pituitary gland in your brain. Please see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I tend to have nipple discharge, odorless, white liquid turns clear after a few squeezes. Happens every 2-3 days?

I tend to have nipple discharge, odorless, white liquid turns clear after a few squeezes. Happens every 2-3 days?

Prolactin lab needed: You need to have your MD run a prolactin blood test to determine if that hormone is being secreted inappropriately. It will also allow your MD to do a full breast exam as well. ...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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Blood from nipple discharge naked to the eye when squeezed is that a breast absess?

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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Am a few days late for my period. Is it normal to get a small amount of nipple discharge before your period?

Am a few days late for my period. Is it normal to get a small amount of nipple discharge before your period?

Not usually: 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 sticky spontaneous nipple discharge right breast. Small lump on left normal in 2012. All labs normal incl. Prolactin. Cbe normal now what?

Clear sticky spontaneous nipple discharge right breast. Small lump on left normal in 2012. All labs normal incl. Prolactin. Cbe normal now what?

Nipple discharge: "galactorrhea" is the production of breast milk. Sometimes women can have nipple discharge that is not milk. A doctor can tell the difference by looking at the fluid under a microscope. Fibrocystic breast disease can cause nipple discharge. But i'd probably see a breast specialist and get a breast ultrasound to rule out some other reason. There's even a test called a "ductogram" that can be done. ...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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I have nipple discharge sore breast and feels like swollen tissue or small lumps any idea what it may be?

Needs attention: This is probably benign, and could be due to a number of things. It is most important to make sure there is no infection, or malignancy. Go to a doctor as soon as possible to have this evaluated ...Read more

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Is one sided white nipple discharge normal when squeezed? I am 31 mother of two. My youngest is 9. I have been on nuva ring for at least 8 yrs. I recently switched to the mirena 2 months ago. I have recently noticed a white discharge from my right breast

Is one sided white nipple discharge normal when squeezed? I am 31 mother of two. My youngest is 9. I have been on nuva ring for at least 8 yrs. I recently switched to the mirena 2 months ago. I have recently noticed a white discharge from my right breast

A: A breast discharge should always be evaluated. A complete breast exam of both breasts should be performed including an attempt to express the discharge at the time of the exam. If a discharge is expressed, it should be tested for the presence of blood (guiac test) and examined under the microscope for evidence that the discharge is milk (fat globules). If there is no blood and it is milk, this is reassuring against a more serious problem but you should have blood tested for elevation in a hormone called prolactin.

If the discharge is positive for blood this is a concerning sign and a referral to a breast specialist is warranted. If the discharge is free of blood but is only on one side, further evaluation or referral to a breast specialist may be warranted. Usually a breast discharge that is negative for the above tests and is bilateral can be watched.

Again, the concerning signs of a discharge are when it occurs distant in time from when a person was nursing, happens spontaneously, comes from just one duct, happens on only one side, is persistent, and is bloody. If you have these signs, this should be evaluated by all available means including a referral to a breast specialist for physical examination, mammography, and possibly biopsy or surgical evaluation.

It is unlikely that your iud is causing this discharge.

I would contact your doctor and ask for more details on what was found at the time of your evaluation. ...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 it possible there is anything that could link UTI & nipple discharge?

Is it possible there is anything that could link UTI & nipple discharge?

Linkage: I am sorry to say that your nipple discharge is not related to your uti. Ask your physician for help with your problem. ...Read more

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Could gynecomastia cause nipple discharge?

Could gynecomastia cause nipple discharge?

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 more

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My right breast is sore and itchy and there is nipple discharge. What could this be?

Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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What causes nipple discharge?

What causes nipple discharge?

Various causes: 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. ...Read more

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I have nipple discharge. Whitish?

Galactorrhea: Galactorrhea is the term for secretion of milk from the breasts that is not related to pregnancy or nursing. The leakage is usually from both breasts and from multiple ducts on the nipple (instead of just one duct). If you have not breastfed in over a year, you should see your doctor for an evaluation, including labwork. ...Read more

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Is male nipple discharge possible?

Is male nipple discharge possible?

Yes: It is very rare. But if present it definitely needs to be check by an expert in breast care to rule out an undrlying malignancy. ...Read more

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Why do I have white nipple discharge?

Why do I have white nipple discharge?

Possibly normal: The breast/nipple can have discharge/drainage of many different colors. White discharge is likely a benign discharge, but see your doctor to have it checked out. ...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