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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

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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I am experiencing nipple discharge, pain during sex and anal pain.

I am experiencing  nipple discharge, pain during sex and anal pain.

Those are multiple: symptoms for likely different conditions. However you must make sure you are not pregnant. Check pregnancy tests once weekly until you have consecutive 3 negatives. Then you should a healthcare provider if your symptoms have not stopped. Nipple discharge is especially a problem. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...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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Clear nipple discharge during intercourse. Not breastfeeding. Not pregnant?

Clear nipple discharge during intercourse. Not breastfeeding. Not pregnant?

Need investigation: Most likely you are young (age is important in assessment breast diseases) malignancy is not the first one to think other benign causes., clear discharge is most common cause benign fibrocystic disease, need examination radiological investigation, blood investigation (prolactin level) see your doctor first ...Read more

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Hi, i have right nipple discharge clear fluid with normal prolectin and thriod levels after 6 months of ectopic preg. With normal monthly cycles?

Check: This may be nothing, but it is possible that you have an intraductal papilloma. Please refrain from squeezing the nipples for a while to try to let it go away. Sometimes too much stimulation could cause this too. IF it continues an ultrasound or galactogram may help determine if there is an intraductal papilloma which it usually a benign growth. See your doctor. Www. Drlugo. Com ...Read more

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Can levonelle cause whitish nipple discharge 2 weeks after taking it? I had it on the 7th, got a normal period on the 10th but I'm still worried.

Can levonelle cause whitish nipple discharge 2 weeks after taking it? I had it on the 7th, got a normal period on the 10th but I'm still worried.

No: Levonelle doesn't typically cause nipple discharge. Whitish discharge can be normal though. It can also be caused by a couple of medical issues. If a woman has whitish nipple discharge we check thyroid function and prolactin hormone level. Nipple discharge will not occur 2 weeks into a pregnancy. It's a good idea to take a home urine pregnancy test to be 100% sure the levonelle worked. ...Read more

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I have clear inverted nipple discharge and moderate breast pain here and there is this normal? Discharge came ever since I had breasts age 12. I'm 18.

Likely not cancer: Although this is likely from a benign process, either physiologic or from a small benign intra ductal mass, it would be best for a physician to examine you. Some medications can result in discharge and pain. Some times this could be from local inflammation of the ducts called peri ductal mastitis. ...Read more

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Iduring sexual activities I have a green (and sometimes yellow) nipple discharge lately from both breasts. Never pregnant past 7 weeks. Is this normal?

Iduring sexual activities I have a green (and sometimes yellow) nipple discharge lately from both breasts. Never pregnant past 7 weeks. Is this normal?

Nipple discharge: 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.
Green usually indicates fibrocystic change (i have several other posts on the subject). It does not usually indicate infection. ...Read more

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Is nipple discharge from one breast normal? I've taken pregnancy test and they have came back negative

Is nipple discharge from one breast normal? I've taken pregnancy test and they have came back negative

Nipple discharge: Nipple discharge is sometimes a result of increased prolactin. A blood test will reveal elevated prolactin and should be performed to rule out pituitary adenoma. Not rarely, however patients that continue to check the breast for discharge will inadvertently stimulate the release of prolactin. Simply not touching the breasts for 3 months will usually stop the discharge. ...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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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