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Question: Breast discharge

 jennifersut - Wed May 25, 2005 9:34 pm

I am 28 years old and have only experienced some nipple discharge once before. It is milky white (clear at first) and only present when I press on my breast(right only). Today, however, I noticed that my right breast is actually a bit larger than the left and as I pressed on my breast, a milky substance actually squirted out in a rather significant amount. WHAT THE HECK IS THIS? I just finished my cycle on Monday. Please help. My doctor cannot see me for almost 3 weeks and I am a bit concerned.

 Theresa Jones, RN - Thu May 26, 2005 6:59 am

User avatar Hi jennifersut,
If you have just finished your menstrual cycle and it was normal disregard my suggestion of performing the pregnancy test that I stated in your other post. Otherwise you may view my response to your other post. ... hp?p=14234
 jennifersut - Fri May 27, 2005 5:49 am

Thank you for the response. I did just finish my cycle and cannot be seen by my doctor for three weeks. At least I now have some possible problems/symptoms/causes to do some research on. I was reading up on the Pituitary Gland and something called prolactinomas. I have put on about 13-15 pounds over the couse of the last 12 weeks. This is not usual for me. I am rather stable at about 120, so 135 is a very big jump. I am also having a hard time dealing with simple daily stress. I have worked a 60 hour week with no problems until now. It seems like I cry at the slightest whim. I DO know that I am not pregnant , so hopefully I can find some answers.

 ajpviau - Fri May 27, 2005 12:50 pm

My wife has had similar discharge from both her breasts. Her's started out milky white, but has since turned a light brownish colour. Her doctor did some test and found she had a thyroid problem as well as raised levels of prolactin which he said might be causing the discharge. She has been on meds to bring her thyroids and prolactin back to normal whcih they have done perfectly although she is still having this brownish milky and sticky discharge from her breasts. She is going back to the doctor again soon for a follow-up and hopefully some more answers as to what other possible cause there could be for this discharge as it is still happening.

If she does have a prolactinoma, could this still cause discharge even if her prolactin levels are back to normal?

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