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My doctor is testing me for a pituitary tumor because of breast discharge but nowhere near pregnant or recently pregnant, is this normal?

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Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Common

Nipple discharge is relatively common in women.
A pituitary tumor producing prolactin is one of the causes, although a rare one. Your prolactin levels also could be checked.

In brief: Common

Nipple discharge is relatively common in women.
A pituitary tumor producing prolactin is one of the causes, although a rare one. Your prolactin levels also could be checked.
Dr. Steve Martinez
Dr. Steve Martinez
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Sometimes an abnormality in your pituitary will lead to increased levels of prolactin.
Increased prolactin can lead breast discharge.

In brief: Yes

Sometimes an abnormality in your pituitary will lead to increased levels of prolactin.
Increased prolactin can lead breast discharge.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

The pituitary can produce a hormone called prolactin which can stimulate lactation.

In brief: Yes

The pituitary can produce a hormone called prolactin which can stimulate lactation.
Dr. Edward Gold
Dr. Edward Gold
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