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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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Does fibroadenoma also cause nipple discharge during pregnancy?

Does fibroadenoma also cause nipple discharge during pregnancy?

No: A fibroadenoma is a solid benign mass. It can increase in size or become more sensitive/painful during pregnancy due to the increased hormone exposure. If the fibroadenoma is larger, meaning over 2 cm, it could be compressing/blocking a nearby duct but the mass itself does not produce fluid and result in nipple discharge. ...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?

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 nipple discharge tested results found rare epithelial cells rare gram positive cocci no neutrophils normal flora. What does this mean?Dr gone

Probably benign: The report sounds very innocent. It probably reflects an inflammatory process in your breast that will likely resolve over time. If it doesn't resolve over the next few weeks, you should see a breast specialist. ...Read more

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Bilateral nipple discharge white and sticky. Had 3 non-cancerous lumps removed. Should i push for testing? Doc says it's fine since lumps were normal.

Galactorrhea?: My first concern would be a prolactinoma of the pituitary gland. They are more common than folks think. This is just the beginning of the workup; galactorrhea is seldom ralted to any breast masses. ...Read more

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Perimenopause (Definition)

Period of time when your estrogen levels start to decline, your periods become irregular, symptoms such as hot flashes may begin, along with mood swings and other ...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