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What makes milky discharge from nipples?

What makes milky discharge from nipples?

Milk: Your breasts naturally produce milk. This is normal. Hormonal changes can sometimes make you produce more or less fluid from your nipples. ...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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Milky discharge from nipples. Is that from my bf sucking?

Milky discharge from nipples. Is that from my bf sucking?

Breast discharge: Frequent squeezing of the breasts can stimulate milk secretion. Other causes are variety of drugs and xs prolactin secretion from the pituitary gland. Advise checking prolactin level . Non-milk secretion is normal ductal fluid. ...Read more

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Im23y virgin I have milky discharge from nipples with oligomenorrhea I had take contraceptive+metformine for 2y for suspected pcos stop it before 6m

Im23y virgin I have milky discharge from nipples with oligomenorrhea I had take contraceptive+metformine for 2y for suspected pcos stop it before 6m

Need Full Evaluation: The assumption first is a problem with prolactin, the milk hormone. A fertility specialist can helps sort the hormonal issues out, as you may not actually have pcos. Although some women with pcos have a mildly elevated prolactin, it usually is not high enough to cause symptoms. It would be helpful to take a step back and actually do more testing. ...Read more

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I've had tiny discharge from nipples since i was 12, on rare occasions and only if i squeeze. Milky in color, is this abnormal?I've never told anyone.

Yes: Without being pregnant or just having been pregnant and breast feeding, a d/c from the nipple is not normal. Get an eval to be safe. Best wishes to you. ...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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How would I know if a brain lesion is the cause of a milky thick with blood tinge discharge coming from one nipple ? Discharge remains everyday.

How would I know if a brain lesion is the cause of a milky thick with blood tinge discharge coming from one nipple ? Discharge remains everyday.

Nipple discharge: The brain tumor that can cause nipple discharge is called a pituitary prolactinoma. It secretes prolactin, the hormone responsible for the discharge. Since the cause is hormonal, it tends to affect both breasts. Unilateral discharge suggests a local etiology. Prolactin levels can be measured with a blood test, if yours are normal, a functional prolactinoma is highly unlikely. If high, MRI next. ...Read more

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Hello. I'm 20, female. And I started having nipple Discharge on April 20th. It's from both nipples buy mainly my left. It's a watery milky consistency. I just had my period on April 14 - 17.

Hello. I'm 20, female. And I started having nipple Discharge on April 20th. It's from both nipples buy mainly my left. It's a watery milky consistency. I just had my period on April 14 -  17.

Galactorrhea: check all Rxs and recreation drugs and herbals for being implicated in Glalctorrhea & stop any that are. Get pituitary hormones, thyroid, basic metabolic panel and UA done. Can be benign and due to sexual overstimulation but rule out other causes 1st ...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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Green and white nipple discharge left side, milky discharge right side. Will soak bra pad.Horrible headaches. No sex drive. Not pregnant. Any advice?

Green and white nipple discharge left side, milky discharge right side. Will soak bra pad.Horrible headaches. No sex drive. Not pregnant. Any advice?

Pituitary issue: The combination of headaches, nipple discharge and lack of sex drive may indicate that you have a pituitary gland issue that is producing too much prolactin, a hormone that normally stimulates milk production but in high quantities can interfere with other hormone levels. Pituitary gland enlargement can also cause headaches. The greenish discharge may indicate infection. Talk to your doctor! ...Read more

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9 days late on monthly period. Clear and milky white nipple discharge. Breast tenderness and i've increased 1 cup size since last month. Am i pregnant?

9 days late on monthly period. Clear and milky white nipple discharge. Breast tenderness and i've increased 1 cup size since last month. Am i pregnant?

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. ...Read more

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I stopped breastfeeding 3 yrs ago but have discovered White discharge from nipples that looks like stuff from pimples. Normal? No other symptoms

I stopped breastfeeding 3 yrs ago but have discovered White discharge from nipples that looks like stuff from pimples. Normal? No other symptoms

Nipple discharge: Any drainage from the nipples besides breast milk should be checked. It is unusual for this to continue. It may be a simple reason or something more complex. All the best. ...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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Im nervous. I've had clear spontaneous nipple discharge maybe three times in the past year and a half. I take 20mg citalopram daily...no other symptom?

Im nervous. I've had clear spontaneous nipple discharge maybe three times in the past year and a half. I take 20mg citalopram daily...no other symptom?

Citalopram may cause: Increased Levels of Prolactin in the Blood and/or Discharge of Milk in Men or Women when Not Breastfeeding. It is rare and rarely indicates something serious. Best to discuss with prescriber for evaluation if necessary as there are many other causes as well. Best regards. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have nipple discharge?

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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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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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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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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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'm only 17yo..Isn't normal to have nipple discharge with cloudy white crusting around it? But i clean it n it's came back..I had very pains for 9days

I'm only 17yo..Isn't normal to have nipple discharge with cloudy white crusting around it? But i clean it n it's came back..I had very pains for 9days

Get it checked: Discharge from nipples there is no reason to panick.In rare cases it can be serious but in most cases it is due to minor condition
normal nipple discharge is more common when nipples are compressed by bra or squeezed, like repeatedly chafed by your bra or during vigorous exercise such as jogging
abnormal discharge may be due to fibrocystic disease, galactorrhea, some meds, infectios etc. ...Read more

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Is prolonged nipple discharge normal in non-pregnant women?

Is prolonged nipple discharge normal in non-pregnant women?

Depends: This is difficult to answer without more details or examining you. In general, clear or white discharge can be normal. I recommend seeing your doctor or a breast specialist.
Bloody discharge needs immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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Is sticky yellow discharge from nipples a sign of early pregnancy?

Is sticky yellow discharge from nipples a sign of early pregnancy?

No: A positive pregnancy test is the clearest sign of an early pregnancy. The tests are relatively inexpensive, and accurate. Discharge is only so helpful, kinda like tea leaves. Actual tests are much better at telling you what's going on with your body. ...Read more

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Can spontaneous clear nipple discharge be a normal recurring thing? Should i show my doctor?

Can spontaneous clear nipple discharge be a normal recurring thing? Should i show my doctor?

Yes, especially: If it is one side only. Clear nipple discharge could be sign of breast tumor. You did not state your age, but a mammogram, ultrasound exam, and a ductogram might be necessary. ...Read more

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Help please! is discharge from nipples normal?

Yes but...: It is less likely a medical problem if it is occuring from both nipples.

However if it is brown or bloody colored, if the discharge is only coming out of 1 nipple, see a breast surgeon. ...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