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Milky Nipple Discharge

Milky nipple discharge, alias galactorrhea, is a condition where there is discharge from the nipple not related to milk and occurs in a female who has not given birth or even in men and infants. Galactorrhea is caused due to increased secretion of prolactin by the pituitary gland. Headache, vision problems, irregular menstrual problems, etc., are the associated symptoms.

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I am 21 years old, and I recently noticed a milky discharge from my breast during my periods. Is it something serious?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old, and today evening I noticed some milky discharge from my nipples when my breast was pressed. I am on my period, knowing I cannot be pregnant. And this time, I got my period a little early. Kindly tell me, is it something serious? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Arjun Chaudhari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. The milky water discharge from the breast is called galactorrhea. When it comes to nonpregnant girls or women, the most common cause is a high level of prolactin hormone, which is responsible for milk production after pregnancy. Other...  Read Full »

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