How will my doctor evaluate nipple discharge?

Many ways. The evaluation will consist of history taking, examination, and labs. Nipple discharge when non pregnant isn't normal. Some medications can initiate the discharge, along with excessive breast stimulation. Abnormal prolactin levels produced in excess from the pituitary gland can cause the discharge. Lastly benign breast conditions are most common, but malignancies need to be ruled out.

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I'm wondering what kind of doctor would I go to for a nipple discharge?

Depends. You may want to start from your primary care provider or gynecologist. If they felt needed they may refer you to a breast surgeon. Read more...
Family doctor. See either your family doctor or GYN doctor initially. They may refer you to a general surgeon if they deem it necessary. Read more...

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...

What to do if I get inverted nipple discharge 24/7 should this be a concern for doctor to evaluate (age17)?

Have 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...

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.

No. From an oncologic point of view i agree that bilateral white discharge is not of clinical concern. Routine mammography and physical exams or work up in the face of unilateral bloody discharge or new masses is appropriate. Read more...
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...

I'm 17 weeks pregnant had clear water discharge from nipples my doc said its a sign of unhealthy placenta. Plz advise treatment to save my child?

No association. There is no association between nipple discharge and an abnormal placenta that I can think of. My advice is the same as the similar question you asked. Schedule follow up with your Obgyn. Clarify what is meant by an abnormal placenta. Make sure it is explained to you clearly. Also make sure what steps need to be done throughout your pregnancy. Read more...