What causes nipple discharge?

Various causes. Nipple discharge can be normal for some. In general, white, milky, yellow and green can be normal. Blood or a brownish color can suggest a more serious condition. If this is a new finding, you should contact your doctor for evaluation.

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What causes nipple discharge in a non pregnant woman?

Many causes. Bilateral nipple discharge and from multiple ducts is usually due to fibrocystic condition. Increased levels of prolactin may have to be tested for. Breast infection/inflammation may also cause nipple discharge. Discharge from one duct is more of a matter of concern. It may be due to a lesion within the duct such as a papilloma or even a cancerous lesion. Therefore you need to have an evaluation. Read more...
Get eval. 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...

What causes nipple discharge if you're not pregnant? Recently had a mammogram and a breast ultrasound. All was normal, however it has not stopped.

Depends what type. If it is galac. Then u need a prolactin blood test and u may need an MRI of the pituitay gland to r/o tumor, so see your gyn, if it is bloody u need to see a breast surgeon asap. Read more...
Multiple causes. Nipple discharge may be due to physiologic/ hormonal changes or secondary to a breast abnormality affecting the milk ducts. If the discharge is from one duct there is more concern. Especially if it is spontaneous, bloody or clear. The most common cause is from a lesion called papilloma. Breast cancer can also cause nipple discharge. Therefore you need to have a thourough breast evaluation. Read more...

What can cause nipple discharge after intense stimulation?

Stimulation. Nipple discharge is common and usually not related to cancer, unless it is bloody. The stimulation alone will cause discharge. As long as it is clear, white, milky, yellow or green there is not anything to worry about. If it becomes brown or red/bloody, then see your doctor for evaluation. Read more...

What can cause nipple discharge & irregular periods?

See below. Purchase a home pregnancy test. They turn positive by the time you'd start your next expected period. If negative, repeat in 1 week and call your doctor. Read more...

What could cause bloody nipple discharge?

Papilloma. An polyp in the breast duct(papilloma) is the most common cause of bloody discharge but breast cancer should be eliminated as the cause. A mammogram and ultrasound can show the lesion. A core needle biopsy can make the diagnosis. In some cases as special mammogram with dye (ductogram or galactogram) may need to be performed. Read more...
Multiple things. Breast cancer, intraductal papilloma, abscess can all cause nipple bleeding. See your doctor ASAP to have this evaluated. Read more...

What causes nipples to discharge or become leaky?

Stim or trouble. Regular stimulation can conceivably cause milk production - this could be oral, clothing, or direct. If you are post-partum, just the sound of a crying baby may cause your milk to "let loose." if the discharge is bloody, that can be cancer and must be checked out with mammogram! if the discharge is just yellow/green, then it could just be regular breast cyst/gland production. Worry about pain... Read more...