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

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Dr. Preetha. J

Published At October 21, 2020
Reviewed AtSeptember 8, 2023

Patient's Query

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 icliniq.com.

You must never retake Garcinia (supplement). In many countries, it is already withdrawn from the market because it can potentially cause severe side effects.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 Garcinia 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.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Alexander Davis
Dr. Alexander Davis

General Practitioner

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