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Why does my baby have white discharge coming from his nipples? What can I do?

Why does my baby have white discharge coming from his nipples? What can I do?

Usually normal: Discharge from the nipples is a normal response to the mother's hormones passing to the baby through the breast milk, and can occur in boys as well as girls. If the area around the nipple is red or tender, or if the baby is fussy, irritable or has a fever, they should be examined. ...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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Had baby 12 weeks ago, bottle-fed him from birth. But there is milky white discharge from nipple when I squeeze, is this normal?

Had baby 12 weeks ago, bottle-fed him from birth. But there is milky white discharge from nipple when I squeeze, is this normal?

It may be: It may be normal milk still present in the ducts that has not yet been resorbed. If you are having pain or it looks like pus see your MD now. ...Read more

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Milky white discharge coming from nipple. What could it be?

Milky white discharge coming from nipple. What could it be?

Milk: Very likely it is milk. Unless you are pregnant, this could be a symptom of other causes. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Pain and white discharge coming from inverted nipple, only in 1 breast. Discharge has been for yrs pre children but pain over past few days. Not red?

Pain and white discharge coming from inverted nipple, only in 1 breast. Discharge has been for yrs pre children but pain over past few days. Not red?

Check it out.: You didn't mention if the nipple inversion is a new finding. White discharge from the nipple usually turns out to be non-problematic, but I am concerned because you have pain and the inverted nipple. Even though breast cancer is usually not painful, and even though you are a young woman, please get your doctor to evaluate you. Better to be on the safe side here. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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I am a 32 yr old male and I feel lumps under my nipples and when I squeeze them a white discharge comes out. Should I be worried?

I am a 32 yr old male and I feel lumps under my nipples and when I squeeze them a white discharge comes out. Should I be worried?

Gynecomastia: Some men develop breast tissue. If you are having secretion form the nipple have yourself examined. ...Read more

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White discharge and sore nipples, what's wrong?

White discharge and sore nipples, what's wrong?

Sexually active? If: You have missed your period take a pregnancy test. When pregnant, vaginal discharge is thin, white ; milky. But because this is not a diagnostic symptom, a pregnancy test should be taken if you miss your period. Leukorrhea is normal vaginal discharge (d/c). D/c is composed of cellular debris, vaginal secretions ; bacteria ; is stimulated by ^ vaginal blood flow ; ^ estrogen. D/c ^ is seen w >. ...Read more

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White discharge from female nipple can it come from having a miscarriage?

Yes.: Although nipple discharge can be related to a miscarriage, if it persists, it should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Sore nipples, milky white discharge, hpt negative?

Sore nipples, milky white discharge, hpt negative?

Candida?: If your period is late, pregnancy test negative and nipples are sore, you may need to recheck pregnancy test in a a week. Topical vit d to the sore nipples may relieve pain. Milky white discharge could be a yeast overgrowth but if no itching or other symptoms will not be harmful. Eat healthy food, get sleep, exercise, and de-stress. ...Read more

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I have white discharge coming out of the middle of my nipple then the surrounding ducts are a watery green discharge? What is this?

I have white discharge coming out of the middle of my nipple then the surrounding ducts are a watery green discharge? What is this?

Medical Checkup: We need to know your age and also if you have sought any medical attention yet?
Nipple discharge is often caused by an underlying medical problem which will require examination of your breast and further testing to find out the cause of the nipple discharge. I would advise you to see a medical doctor as soon as possible and get checked. ...Read more

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Right nipple is more puffy and inverted than the left and recently there is some thick white discharge. Is this normal or is there something serious I should investigate?

Nipple discharge: Elevated prolactin levels can cause a nipple discharge, and can be caused by a prolactinoma, or as a side effect of some medications. Make sure to do a pregnancy test at home as well. Also, be cautious there is no infection in the breast (mastitis). Please consult with a doctor. ...Read more

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My son (18) has some swelling and white discharge from one nipple. No pain. Should I take him to urgent care or wait fro a routine appointment?

My son (18) has some swelling and white discharge from one nipple. No pain. Should I take him to urgent care or wait fro a routine appointment?

Interesting: If the white discharge is pus, and there is a lot of redness and tenderness to the area, then he may have an infection. Urgenbt care would be appropriate. However, this may be galactorrhea, which is very unusual in a male and may be a sign of endocrine dysfunction. That is less urgent, and can probably wait for an appointment with his primary care physician. ...Read more

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My nipples are so sore even when the water was flowing over them and very tender to the touch also I have creamy white discharge from my vaginal?

My nipples are so sore even when the water was flowing over them and very tender to the touch also I have creamy white discharge from my vaginal?

Check for infection: Breast discomfort & vaginal discharge depends on age, timing of cycle, if you are on hormones as well as if you are pregnant, postpartum, or not. If you are ovulatory this may be natural. Also I recommend ruling out infection which can be done by a medical provider. ...Read more

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I noticed my left nipple was getting sore and when I lightly sqweezed a white discharge came out and it continues to secreate the white discharge?

See your doctor: Discharge from the nipple can be normal, or could be due to hormonal changes, thyroid changes, infection or a tumor. See your family doctor, internist or gynecologist. ...Read more

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My son (18) has some swelling and white discharge from one nipple. Culture, ultrsound, and blood test have not yielded diagnosis. What to do next?

My son (18) has some swelling and white discharge from one nipple. Culture, ultrsound, and blood test have not yielded diagnosis. What to do next?

Not enough data: Hormones are usually involved in nipple discharge outside of lactation. The key hormone may be prolactin, but certain drugs, nipple stimulation and a host of other factors may contribute. The results of the blood tests are important to see also... ...Read more

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Both breasts sharp pain, bruise underneath the nipples, nipples inverted, a little white discharge?

Both breasts sharp pain, bruise underneath the nipples, nipples inverted, a little white discharge?

See a doctor asap: The symptoms you are describing sound worrying. Please see a doctor immediately who can conduct an examination and order investigations to ensure they rule out any sinister causes for your symptoms. Please do not delay ...Read more

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I am on my cycle and my partner was sucking/biting my nipple and a very little white discharge came out. Why? It looked like a small pimple were popped. On another occasion he was doing the same thing and clear discharge came out

This: This may be galactorrhea. Galactorrhea occurs when there are milk secretions from both nipples and it is not because of breast-feeding. The milk can flow spontaneously or with sucking or pinching of the nipple. There may be a tiny amount of fluid or a greater amount. This is abnormal if it occurs in a male but can be physiologic in a female. There are many medications that can cause galactorrhea. If it is only from one side, would recommend that this be evaluated. ...Read more

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I've had sore nipples for days now nd today I realizes a tiny bit of white discharge but barely visible, I'm on birth control for 2 weeks now why?

I've had sore nipples for days now nd today I realizes a tiny bit of white discharge but barely visible, I'm on birth control for 2 weeks now why?

Birth Control Pills: Birth control pills can cause sore nipples and some discharge. This side effect is temporary in most cases. If it is prolonged and becomes more troublesome, speak with your prescriber about possibly changing the type of pill. Thanks for using Healthtap! ...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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What does it mean when you have a white thick discharge from nipples and a white discharge from your vagina? And is sore on your nipple im 19?

What does it mean when you have a white thick discharge from nipples and a white discharge from your vagina? And is sore on your nipple im 19?

Vaginal discharge: Nipple discharge should only occur in pregnancy. It does, however, occur if there is repetitive nipple stimulation. You should have an and possible ultrasound.

Not all vaginal discharge is abnormal. If you discharge is persistent with odor and/or itch, it should be evaluated to rule out infection. ...Read more

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On the pill but last month wasn't perfect taking it. Haven't had sex in 3 weeks & bled since. I have sore nipples & thick white discharge (some itching)?

Pregnancy/infection: Check a pregnancy test to make sure that you are not pregnant. If not then see a doctor for a pelvic exam to make sure that you do not have an infection causing the discharge. ...Read more

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I have sore breasts and sensitive nipples. Only today I have noticed dry clumpy white discharge. I am 16 female what is happening? Also sore tummy.

Could be: Breast tenderness and a sore abdomen could be symptoms suggesting that your period is about to start. More information about your cycle, other symptoms like itching, contraceptive use, and whether you are sexually active would be necessary to give a better answer. The discharge could be normal vaginal secretions or could be due to an infection. I wish I could be of more help. ...Read more

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Is one sided white nipple discharge normal when squeezed? I am 31 mother of two. My youngest is 9. I have been on nuva ring for at least 8 yrs. I recently switched to the mirena 2 months ago. I have recently noticed a white discharge from my right breast

Is one sided white nipple discharge normal when squeezed? I am 31 mother of two. My youngest is 9. I have been on nuva ring for at least 8 yrs. I recently switched to the mirena 2 months ago. I have recently noticed a white discharge from my right breast

A: A breast discharge should always be evaluated. A complete breast exam of both breasts should be performed including an attempt to express the discharge at the time of the exam. If a discharge is expressed, it should be tested for the presence of blood (guiac test) and examined under the microscope for evidence that the discharge is milk (fat globules). If there is no blood and it is milk, this is reassuring against a more serious problem but you should have blood tested for elevation in a hormone called prolactin.

If the discharge is positive for blood this is a concerning sign and a referral to a breast specialist is warranted. If the discharge is free of blood but is only on one side, further evaluation or referral to a breast specialist may be warranted. Usually a breast discharge that is negative for the above tests and is bilateral can be watched.

Again, the concerning signs of a discharge are when it occurs distant in time from when a person was nursing, happens spontaneously, comes from just one duct, happens on only one side, is persistent, and is bloody. If you have these signs, this should be evaluated by all available means including a referral to a breast specialist for physical examination, mammography, and possibly biopsy or surgical evaluation.

It is unlikely that your iud is causing this discharge.

I would contact your doctor and ask for more details on what was found at the time of your evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the medical term for white milky discharges of the nipples on an infant?

What is the medical term for white milky discharges of the nipples on an infant?

Medical? It's milk!: The common lay term is witches milk. Newborns may show the effect of pregnancy hormones by having breast enlargement & some may leak milk. It is important not to mess with the area & have it evaluated if it appears irritated or inflamed. Germs can get into the babies nipple and cause a destructive abscess leading to problems later on. ...Read more

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My infant has a milky discharge coming from her nipples. Is this common, or should I be concerned?

My infant has a milky discharge coming from her nipples. Is this common, or should I be concerned?

Common: This is a common finding in young breastfed infants, both male and female. It is not a cause for concern unless the nipple appears red or tender, or if the baby is irritable or appears ill. ...Read more

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What is the medical term for white milky discharges on an infant's nipple?

What is the medical term for white milky discharges on an infant's nipple?

Medical? It's milk!: The common lay term is witches milk. Newborns may show the effect of pregnancy hormones by having breast enlargement & some may leak milk. It is important not to mess with the area & have it evaluated if it appears irritated or inflamed. Germs can get into the babies nipple and cause a destructive abscess leading to problems later on. ...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