Get E-Book on COVID-19

Q. I have breast milk discharges even though I am not pregnant. Is this due to Garcinia Cambogia?

Answered by
Dr. Alexander Davis, Md
and medically reviewed by Dr. Preetha J
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 21, 2020 and last reviewed on: Oct 30, 2020

Hi doctor,

I have breast milk discharges, but I am not pregnant and have this problem for almost five months. When I first took Garcinia Cambogia, I noticed this on the third day of taking this herbal supplement, but I took it for a month. I finally stopped because the milk discharge was still there. I waited until now hoping that it would somehow stop, but I was devastated that every time I pinch to check it up and milk still comes out. I have no headache; my menstruation is still regular; I am in a healthy diet, and I have no fever. I do exercise regularly, like yoga, and I sleep on time.



Welcome to

You must never retake Garnicia. In many countries, it is already withdrawn from the market because it can potentially cause severe side effects. Milk breast discharge, however, is not a common side effect of this herbal medication. But this does not mean that it is not the cause. I have seen so many problems in patients who took Garnicia to be surprised if it was the cause.

Nevertheless, you have to see a gynecologist because it is very well possible that your hormones' status has gotten out of control. And of course, there are more rare (but no less dangerous) other possibilities for this symptom. The gynecologist will run a lab test and most likely inspect your breast region. If your hormones are the cause, it can be fixed quite easily. I wish you a speedy recovery, and please do not hesitate to get back to me if you have any further questions.

The Probable causes:

Garnicia Cambogia (side effects).

Investigations to be done:

Hormone status.
Visual inspection.
Sonography of the breasts.

Differential diagnosis:

Breast cancer.

Probable diagnosis:

There is a compromised hormonal status due to the side effect of a food supplement.

Treatment plan:

See a gynecologist as soon as possible.

Preventive measures:

Never take Garnicia Cambogia again.

Regarding follow up:

Review after having seen the gynecologist.

Was this answer helpful?


Related Questions:
How to know whether your breast milk is sufficient for the baby?

Importance of Breastfeeding: A new born healthy baby has to be started on exclusive breastfeeding as early as possible after birth and ...   Read full

Will using Restreta tablet for three months cause hormonal imbalance?

.. Collagen, and L-cysteine) contains Glutathione which is an antioxidant. It effectively prevents melanin synthesis in the skin which helps in skin lightening. It is available in oral and injection form. Oral capsules do not produce much of a change...   Read full

What decides production of breast milk?

.. be told. Breast milk production depends on many things like how much baby suck from it, how much development of breast tissue occurs under the hormonal influence during pregnancy, the nature of cell, how much these cells are sensitive to milk prod...   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

Comprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read

COVID-19 Vaccines in India
Two vaccines, Covishield and Covaxin, have been granted emergency use authorization in India. Read about these vaccines'...  Read more»
Sinusitis - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
Sinusitis is the infection of the air cavities within the nasal passages. Normally, the healthy sinuses are filled with ...  Read more»
Asthma and Its Rising Incidence
This article explains about asthma and its causes. It also focuses on the benefits of starting early treatment to lead a...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.