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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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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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Clear watery nipple discharge when squeeze don't know if pregnant?

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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Have a crusty nipple discharge not sure if its shop seems to come and go nipple slightly red in colour no lumps so I don't think its Paget Diease?

Dobro cystic changes: The most common reason for a crusty nipple discharge, especially at your are, is fibrocystic changes. Caffeine can make it worse. If you have a lot of breast pain, especially before your period, it would support the diagnosis. It is an inflammatory condition, and anti inflammatory mess like ibuprophen and vitamin E can help ...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?

Uncertain.: Possible causes for galactorrhea include but are not limited to use of birth control pills, tricyclic antidepressants, antipsychotic meds, some sedatives, fennel, anise, fenugreek, some hypertension meds, cocaine, opioids, hypothyroidism, prolactinoma, renal dz, testosterone deficiency in men ; significant breast stimulation. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a sticky nipple discharge?

Not sure: 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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What are some possible causes of nipple discharge?

Several reasons: Obviously breast feeding but if not postpartum or pregnancy related, this can be normal & result from stimulation of the breast. If milky, prolactin is usually checked to look for levels consistent with prolactinoma. Bloody nipple discharge can be a warning sign for cancer. Purulent discharge can occur with infection. ...Read more

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I need your expertise, is brown nipple discharge bad?

I need your expertise, is brown nipple discharge bad?

Probably not: Most nipple discharge is not from cancer. You should see a physician for an exam and, relatively simple testing. Brown discharge my be 'altered' blood, which is blood that has been in the duct for a while and changes to this rust/brown color. Again, need to have evaluated. ...Read more

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What is this bloody nipple discharge?

What is this bloody nipple discharge?

It is abnormal: Bloody nipple discharge has many causes ranging from benign and malignant lesions, infection, inflammation and trauma. The most common cause is a growth within a duct which is called an intraductal papilloma. This is usually a benign tumor. However, breast cancer can also cause nipple discharge which may be bloody or even clear. So it definitely needs an expert evaluation. ...Read more

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Nipple Discharge (Definition)

Nipple discharge is a symptom where the nipples of the breast produce fluids that can range from milky colored to bloody. Expressible nipple discharge means that nipple stimulation produces the fluid, while in spontaneous discharge, there ...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