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Discharge From Nipples

Nipple discharge is commonly seen in pregnant women and during breastfeeding. But nipple discharge is also seen in non-lactating women, and its color can identify the cause. White or yellow discharge from the nipple indicates an infection. Green color discharge indicates a cyst. If the discharge is clear and present in one breast, it shows breast cancer. If the discharge is present with blood, it suggests papilloma or breast cancer. You can have breast pain, breast size changes, changes in the nipple, and fatigue along with it. Nipple discharge can also occur due to hormonal changes during periods or menopause and intake of birth control pills.

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I have white discharge and red lumps in my breast. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 44 years old. I have rheumatoid arthritis. I cannot walk, so somebody lifts me every day to the restroom. Recently I noticed a lump on my breast; it is red, and white liquid leaks when pressed my nipples, but I do not have any pain. The shape and texture of the breast are normal. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to First, you should consult a physician, as it might be infected like breast nodes (mastitis). In such cases, antibiotics are prescribed. Meanwhile, keep good local hygiene. Do not squeeze that node. Apply alternating warm and cold compresses. I wish fast recovery.  Read Full »

I have high prolactin.Will this affect my fertility?

Query: Hi, My doctor said that I have high prolactin, almost 200, but I have regular periods. My periods are regular and usually have an interval of 30-33 days. I do not have any othe menstrual symptoms, other than milky nipple discharge. I take ovulation tests every month and comes back positive on my fer...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to High prolactin levels with galactorrhea (milky nipple discharge other than normal breast feeding) can often cause delayed ovulation and irregular menses. The ovulation kits detect the LH surge and do not exactly tell us if there has been ovulation at all. Ther...  Read Full »

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