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

Is it normal to have a transparent discharge from the nipple while squeezing it?


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Answered by

Dr. Uzma Arqam

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Published At January 28, 2023
Reviewed AtJanuary 30, 2024

Patient's 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 severe problem? What should I do now about this?

Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Uzma Arqam


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 (magnetic resonance imaging) and a diagnostic discussion with an endocrinologist. Also, check thyroid function tests and serum prolactin levels. Do you have a regular menstrual cycle?

Thank you.

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

Dr. Uzma Arqam
Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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