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Dr. Ari Weitzner Dr. Weitzner
Ophthalmology
29 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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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


Dr. Regina Hampton Dr. Hampton
Breast Surgery
19 years in practice
Drexel University College of Medicine
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Is there any corrolation between a bad papsmere and breast discharge?

Is there any corrolation between a bad papsmere and breast discharge?

No: There is not a correlation. If you have a bloody or brownish color discharge, then please see a breast specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Jason Smith Dr. Smith
Family Medicine
14 years in practice
Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine
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Dr. Regina Hampton Dr. Hampton
Breast Surgery
19 years in practice
Drexel University College of Medicine
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Breast discharge and not pregnant, what could this be?

Breast discharge and not pregnant, what could this be?

Depends: This depends if it is 1 side or both sides and the color. Also depends if the discharge comes out on its own or is squeezed out. If this is a new finding, then i recommend you see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Stuart Hickerson Dr. Hickerson
Family Medicine
28 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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My dr. Stated that my prolactin is preticular high that's why I don't have a period and I have breast discharge. What is the next step.help?

My dr. Stated that my prolactin is preticular high  that's why I don't have  a period and I have breast discharge. What is the next step.help?

Prolactin: You need to figure out why it is high! This can be from simple thing like stress, can be hormonal (thyroid) or can be from primary pituitary problem. Talk to your Family doctor or your OB/GYN ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Hebert Dr. Hebert
Pathology
25 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport
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What does a culture of breast discharge show?

What does a culture of breast discharge show?

Mastitis: If you have a nipple discharge, especially one that is colored, a culture is a good idea. You could have an infection of the breast known as mastitis. ...Read more

Dr. Regina Hampton Dr. Hampton
Breast Surgery
19 years in practice
Drexel University College of Medicine
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Abnormal breast discharge has been going on for a while, can you offer any insight?

Abnormal breast discharge has been going on for a while, can you offer any insight?

See doctor: Please make an appointment with your physician for an evaluation. If you have not had a mammogram, please get one as well. ...Read more

Dr. Regina Hampton Dr. Hampton
Breast Surgery
19 years in practice
Drexel University College of Medicine
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Prolactin .98 but still breast discharge taking cabgolin 0.5 after 15 days it that ok?

Prolactin .98 but still breast discharge taking cabgolin 0.5 after 15 days it that ok?

Call your doctor: Please contact your doctor who prescribed the medication to get clarification on how long to take the medication. Another option is to get a 2nd opinion from another specialist in your area. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Dawson Dr. Dawson
Surgery - Oncology
40 years in practice
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Breast discharge i been having brown sticky discharge from my right breast as well as pain and itching. What could it be?

Breast discharge i been having brown sticky discharge from my right breast as well as pain and itching. What could it be?

This : This type of discharge could be caused by many things - from infection to fibrocystic changes, to a benign tumor in the duct, to cancer. It should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss Dr. Lewy-Weiss
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
24 years in practice
New York Medical College
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Prolactin levels normal (15.51), breast discharge, pain, other sympt. Why would I have discharge with normal prolactin levels?

Duct ectasia: Benign thickening within the milk ducts may cause some blockage of the ducts with a liquidy substance which can cause areolar discharge. This isn't necessarily related to nursing or pregnancy. A gynecologist can help make this diagnosis. Avoiding areolar manipulation can help. Other conditions can cause breast discharge as well and should be evaluated by a gynecologist. ...Read more

Dr. Regina Hampton Dr. Hampton
Breast Surgery
19 years in practice
Drexel University College of Medicine
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Do you think I should go see my doctor for breast discharge?

Depends: It depends on the color of the discharge, if you are feeling a lump or if you have an abnormal mammogram. Bloody discharge needs to be evaluated by your doctor. Be sure to get a yearly mammogram and clinical breast exam by your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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What are the common causes of breast discharge during pregnancy?

What are the common causes of breast discharge during pregnancy?

Breast discharge: In early stages of pregnancy, some women notice clear discharge & in later stages it becomes milky. Also discharge can be seen following vigorous physical activity such as jogging. Other causes might be fibrocystic breast disease, galactorrhea (some causes are hormones or medications), infection, mammary duct ectasia in older women, breast tumor. Your ob/gyn can explain more details. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Shreefter Dr. Shreefter
Obstetrics & Gynecology
45 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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Breast discharge symptoms of what ...I have an IUD i place and im 21 yrs old?

Breast discharge symptoms of what ...I have an IUD i place and im 21 yrs old?

You need evaluation: A breast discharge is called galactorrhea. An initial evaluation usually requires a breast exam, a cell test done on the discharge and blood tests for thyroid called TSH and milk letdown hormone called prolactin. ...Read more

Dr. William Jurewitz Dr. Jurewitz
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
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I m having wheatish breast discharge 4m both breasts when i apply gentle pressure to the nipples. It started after intense stimulation. Shud i worry?

I m having wheatish breast discharge 4m both breasts when i apply gentle pressure to the nipples. It started after intense stimulation. Shud i worry?

Probably not: The discharge is most likely from the breast stimulation. If you quit stimulating them the discharge should subside in a cycle or two. If the discharge is bloody or if it continues, you need to be check for more serious causes. ...Read more

Dr. David Geffner Dr. Geffner
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
50 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Clear breast discharge not pregnant?

Clear breast discharge not pregnant?

Could be: see an endocrinologist to check serum prolactin levels. The discharge may be clear or milky ...Read more

Dr. Richard Orr Dr. Orr
Surgery - Oncology
40 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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Is breast discharge a symptom breast cancer?

Is breast discharge a symptom breast cancer?

Sometimes: Most are not cancerous, but sometimes they are. Especially worrisome are bloody discharges or any spontaneous discharge after menopause. If any discharge is persistent you should at least run it by your primary doc or ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Kobasa Dr. Kobasa
Obstetrics & Gynecology
33 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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What causes breast discharge when not pregnant?

Various causes: Most of the time cause is unknown. But infections, cancers and rarely pituitary tumors. Also can get dicharge if previously pregnent in the recent passed. Type and color of dischareg is importnat. Get it checked out. ...Read more

Dr. L. Collins Dr. Collins
Gynecology
32 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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Am having breast discharge but only on manipulation and am currently mensrating and my breasts seem bigger?

Am having breast discharge but only on manipulation and am currently mensrating and my breasts seem bigger?

Usually normal: It's very common for women to have some breast discharge with manipulation. Usually we check thyroid function and a prolactin hormone level to be sure there isn't a medical issue that needs to be treated. Bloody discharge is concerning and needs more evaluation. But if it's clear or milky and the 2 blood tests above are normal, all is well. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Beard Dr. Beard
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology
21 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Is it normal to have breast discharge 1 week before my period?

Is it normal to have breast discharge 1 week before my period?

That depends.: 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. This ...Read more

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Dr. Regina Hampton
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Breast Discharge (Definition)

Breast discharge refers to any liquid leaving the breast, ...Read more