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What is the cause of a sticky nipple discharge?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Henry Garcia
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Nipple discharge

Nipple discharge that is transparent or sticky should be evaluated by your doctor. Clear and sticky discharge is very much like plasma, since that is the source of the secretion.
Unilateral spontaneous clear or bloody discharge is considered suspicious and requires a full workup.

In brief: Nipple discharge

Nipple discharge that is transparent or sticky should be evaluated by your doctor. Clear and sticky discharge is very much like plasma, since that is the source of the secretion.
Unilateral spontaneous clear or bloody discharge is considered suspicious and requires a full workup.
Dr. Henry Garcia
Dr. Henry Garcia
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