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Nipple Discharge

Nipple discharge is when fluid leaks out from one or both the nipples in women. The causes include breastfeeding, pregnancy, breast infection, blocked milk duct, or sometimes an adverse effect of a contraceptive pill.

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I have a milky discharge from my breast during my periods. Why?

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

I sucked a man's nipple. Am I at risk for STDs?

Query: Hello doctor, I have sucked a guy's nipple for two seconds. Am I at risk for STDs? I have no symptoms. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Can you describe the incident in detail? I will be happy to help you further. I wish you good health. Thank you.  Read Full »

I have PCOD and nipple discharge despite taking supplements.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old. My weight is 65 kg, and my height is 5.2 feet. I am currently on vitamin C and zinc medications. Since last week, I noticed a slight nipple discharge from my left one when squeezed. I think I have pcod symptoms such as weight gain, facial hair, and acne. Could you te...  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Following is my opinion on your question. Nipple discharge can be seen when female hormones fluctuate or due to underlying benign breast diseases like fibrocystic disease. I suggest you visit the surgeon for a physical breast examination, and accordingly, an ultraso...  Read Full »

I am a 17-year-old boy who gets nipple discharge from squeezing my breasts. Why?

Query: Hi, I am a 20-year-old boy, and I have a question. When I squeeze both my nipples very hard, a tiny little bit of clear liquid (a drop) comes out. What does this mean?  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Please answer a few questions Is there any swelling or enlarged breast tissue in that area? Since when are you having this problem of clear liquid discharge? Thank you.  Read Full »

I have been suffering from PCOD, milky discharge from the breast, abdominal and back pain, and cotton cheese-like discharge. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 36 years old. I have been suffering from PCOD for the past nine years. The blood flow is very less. I also have had a milky discharge from the breast for the past two years. I have had mammography done two years ago. It was fine. Then gynecologist asked me to ignore it. In my re...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Let me give you basic facts about PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease). This is a congenital condition, I mean it is a genetically programmed condition, you get it from your parents. When you suddenly put on weight, this cholesterol is conver...  Read Full »

My friend has burning and itchiness around nipple area. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am posting this on behalf of my friend. She is 24 years female. She is having severe burning and itching around her nipple area. Sometimes fluid also discharges from the affected area. The problem persists for the past four months, and she has also tried anti-bacterial powders, but th...  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your query. What your friend seems to suffer from is a bacterial infection. Burning and itching are not alarming, but discharge from nipple is not a good sign. It could denote a severe underlying problem. The antibacterial powder will not help in her cas...  Read Full »

Is it normal to have discharge from the breast after abortion?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an abortion when I was six weeks pregnant, and it is been two weeks since I had an abortion. However, today I noticed some yellowish-whitish fluid coming out of my breast when I pressed on it. This only happens when I squeeze the breast, and I am not sure if it is normal, consideri...  Read Full »


Dr. Obinna Ugwuoke

Answer: Hi, I am glad you chose icliniq for your medical-related queries. I can understand your concern. The discharge from your breast is most likely due to the hormonal fluctuations associated with the termination of pregnancy. Although your pregnancy was terminated early, this occurrence is still commo...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my nipple discharge?

Query: Hi doctor,I had a cyst in my breast and it was removed before two years. For the last two months, some liquid is coming from the nipple while taking shower. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Nipple discharge is not normal in non-lactating women. It is more concerning if it is associated with a lump in the breast, erosion of nipple or comes out by itself without the need of any pressure. So first, we need to rule out breast cancer by doing a mammogram with ...  Read Full »

I have a white discharge from my breast after my periods. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 19-year-old female, and I have a long-term boyfriend who I am sexually active with. At the beginning of the month, we had unprotected sex, but he did not ejaculate inside of me or otherwise, and then, about two days later, I got my period. A couple of days ago, I noticed some white ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern.I can provide some general information that may be helpful. If you are experiencing changes in your breasts, it is necessary to test to determine the underlying cause. While breast discharge can have various causes, i...  Read Full »

I found a transparent discharge from my nipple when I squeeze it. Is this a serious problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old female. I found a transparent (clear) discharge from my nipple when I squeeze it. It does not leak spontaneously. It comes when I squeeze my nipples also in a minimal amount. I noticed this for the last two days, and it is still coming when I press it. Is this a seve...  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This discharge should be sent to a laboratory for histopathology. If it is not an infection, it would be breast milk secretions. Are you taking any anti-depressant drugs? Any space-occupying lesion in the brain also can cause this. You need to have a brain MRI (magne...  Read Full »

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