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Nipple Discharge

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 21, 2006
  • 00:15 AM

Hi,

I'm a 17 year old male, and for what I think is a year or two now, I've been able to force a milky greenish substance from both nipples. The discharge secretes from what appear to be a few pimples on both nipples. For a while now, my right nipple has become a little sensitive. It's nothing that bothers me, but when I do apply pressure to my right nipple it feels sore. I can feel what seems to be a dilated tube of some sort directly under the nipple, and it feels as if it's connected directly to the nipple.

What I'm wondering is if perhaps I injured that 'tube' and caused the dilation. Should I be concerned about this? What are some things that I could do to treat this. Like I said, it's not bothering me at all really, only concerning me.

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  • HelloI am a mother of two and i just read your post and thought ah we both have exactly the same symptoms except that we are the opposite sex, not that that means much!!! However i have had this trouble for years it never bothers me but i would be greatful to hear from anyone who has information on nipple dischage as i am scared to see the doctor. The problem i have is that i always feel that my problems and worries are not as bad as anyone elses, so i dont do anyhing about it.... Its pretty silly. Any advice please.Cheers
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 25, 2006
    • 07:14 PM
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  • Hi, I'm a 17 year old male, and for what I think is a year or two now, I've been able to force a milky greenish substance from both nipples. I am not trying to scare you but men should never have nipple discharge. I suggest you see a doctor. Have you googled discharge from nipple? Best of luck.
    Dana77535 8 Replies
    • October 31, 2006
    • 07:26 PM
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  • I had nipple discharge until my Dr put me on thyroid medication for hypothyroidism (low thyroid).
    Food Allergies 7 Replies
    • November 4, 2006
    • 11:06 PM
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  • A clear discharge is not worrisome and generally happens with fibrocystic disease. A greenish discharge, however, can represent an inflammation of the breast ducts called mammary duct ectasia. Ectasia is a benign condition but it is still a good idea to see a breast surgeon about it because occasionally some excision of the ducts needs to be done or there are coexistent breast cysts or abscesses that need to be removed. You need to have your doctor refer you to a surgeon in your area who does a lot of breast work.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 7, 2006
    • 05:33 PM
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  • I too had an abnormal nipple discharge (galactorrhea)and after exams and tests found that it was due to a benign tumor on my pituitary gland. MRI's and Prolactin (pituitary hormone) levels are checked regularly to make sure that the tumor does not increase or progress.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 7, 2007
    • 09:47 AM
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  • I am a 48 yr old male with a cheesy, thick, almost "zit" like discharge from both nipples if squeezed. I saw a small whitehead on one and squeezed and it discharged, so i squeezed the other and it looked like squeezing icing out of a cake decorating funnell. Any idea what this might be?
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  • It could be a prolactin producing pituitary brain tumor if you are producing milk. My son was diagnosed with one when his enlarged and pressed on his optic nerve. Go to a Doctor and get a check up Good luck
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  • DON'T FORGET-MEN CAN HAVE BREAST CANCER TOO-HOWEVER, IF IT IS A GREEN DISCHARGE IT COULD BE A STAPH INFECTION? YOU NEED TO HAVE IT ASSESSED BY A MEDICAL DOCTOR.......Hi,I'm a 17 year old male, and for what I think is a year or two now, I've been able to force a milky greenish substance from both nipples. The discharge secretes from what appear to be a few pimples on both nipples. For a while now, my right nipple has become a little sensitive. It's nothing that bothers me, but when I do apply pressure to my right nipple it feels sore. I can feel what seems to be a dilated tube of some sort directly under the nipple, and it feels as if it's connected directly to the nipple. What I'm wondering is if perhaps I injured that 'tube' and caused the dilation. Should I be concerned about this? What are some things that I could do to treat this. Like I said, it's not bothering me at all really, only concerning me.
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  • I am a mother of two and i just read your post and thought ah we both have exactly the same symptoms except that we are the opposite sex, not that that means much!!! However i have had this trouble for years it never bothers me but i would be greatful to hear from anyone who has information on nipple dischage as i am scared to see the doctor. The problem i have is that i always feel that my problems and worries are not as bad as anyone elses, so i dont do anyhing about it.... Its pretty silly. Any advice please.That's just what I thought, I was like 'hey, I got that kind of thing but you're a guy!' XD anyway, I actually went to the doc about that. Mine was like either clear, blue/blue-green, or like...yellow or something. I've had it for years. Anyway, he sent me to a specialist and everything over it. But from what I gathered it's actually quite common and perfectly normal. I think maybe something to do with excess hormones. They did some tests for it anyway. I'm not quite sure what for...possibly thyroid stuff and hormones etc. Anyway, they were normal...he said just to get worried if it starts being bloody, or coming directly from the nipple (not the surrounding area).
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  • That's just what I thought, I was like 'hey, I got that kind of thing but you're a guy!' XD anyway, I actually went to the doc about that. Mine was like either clear, blue/blue-green, or like...yellow or something. I've had it for years. Anyway, he sent me to a specialist and everything over it. But from what I gathered it's actually quite common and perfectly normal. I think maybe something to do with excess hormones. They did some tests for it anyway. I'm not quite sure what for...possibly thyroid stuff and hormones etc. Anyway, they were normal...he said just to get worried if it starts being bloody, or coming directly from the nipple (not the surrounding area).Interesting point about excess hormones: I have personally noticed that I experience more swelling and discharge after eating red meat. So I avoid red meat and this seams to minimize symptoms. :0)
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  • aaahhh! :eek: red meat huh!? you know they're giving cows and stuff lots of hormones these days! check your cow sources before you buy! hehe...
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  • i have had something similar since i can remember..im a 23/m and have a milky colored secretion (almost watered down)IT DOES NOT COME FROM MY ACTUAL NIPPLE THOUGH.. BUT THE SMALL BUMPS ON THE AREOLA (sorry about the spelling)...and will not happen unless provoked (squeezing///or pressure in some way)what is this?there is no tenderness. or pain.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 1, 2008
    • 06:26 PM
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  • hi i have had a fluid from my actual nipple for over 2 years it was diagnosed as benighn breast changes but the fluid coming from it has turned a green/bluey colour and ome direct from the nipple not the surrounding areas.... what should i do
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  • I'm a 30/M. I have the same water like nipple discharge. My doctor said it might be a reaction to the blood pressure medication I'm taking. They did blood test and my hormon level were ok. I just had a MRI and will get the results in a week. I will keep you posted. For now you should go to your doctor and get it checked out.i have had something similar since i can remember..im a 23/m and have a milky colored secretion (almost watered down)IT DOES NOT COME FROM MY ACTUAL NIPPLE THOUGH.. BUT THE SMALL BUMPS ON THE AREOLA (sorry about the spelling)...and will not happen unless provoked (squeezing///or pressure in some way)what is this?there is no tenderness. or pain.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 27, 2008
    • 04:43 PM
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  • I am a 48 yr old male with a cheesy, thick, almost "zit" like discharge from both nipples if squeezed. I saw a small whitehead on one and squeezed and it discharged, so i squeezed the other and it looked like squeezing icing out of a cake decorating funnell. Any idea what this might be?My son is 13 and was having the same thick discharge form the nipple when pressed like a pimple .. i took him to the doctors .. the doctor said this was due to puberty hormonal changes. he said sometimes males can start to develop a higher level of the female hormone so basically a hormone imbalance. at your age i dont know if it would be the same. see a doctor.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 12, 2008
    • 04:48 AM
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  • My Nipple is slighty away from where it should be, if that makes sense. lol I when to the doctor, and he said it was musclar pain though excerise, will the nipple go back to normal when the muscle is better.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 12, 2009
    • 04:25 PM
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  • I am a 42 y/o female with the same discharge. Sometimes 'zit like' - thick and white out of some parts of my nipple, and a green/blue watery discharge from other parts of my nipple and areola. It began 8 yrs ago, went away when I got pregnant (and during nursing), then started again 6 months ago. I did actually go to my obgyn, (8 yrs ago) and they did a bunch of blood tests, took a sample/smear and analyzed that. The answer ..... "Well, sorry but we don't know!" It was not cancer, not a thyroid thing, not a hormone thing, not a pituitary thing. He said it my have to do with Coffee. He said I drink too much coffee and that is what is causing it. However I cut down dramatically, to 2 cups a day for a LONG time, and it didn't go away.
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  • Because of your age, your hormones might be at work here. You may have an over abundance of Estrogen (yes males have it too) circulating through your body right now. Steroid users can get what is called "gynecomastia" after a steroid cycle because their bodies rebound from the shutdown the steroids cause, and produce more estrogen than is normal in men. Sore nipples and leakage are common with gynacomastia. See your doctor............
    the celt 2 Replies
    • August 11, 2010
    • 07:43 PM
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  • Hi,I'm a 17 year old male, and for what I think is a year or two now, I've been able to force a milky greenish substance from both nipples. The discharge secretes from what appear to be a few pimples on both nipples. For a while now, my right nipple has become a little sensitive. It's nothing that bothers me, but when I do apply pressure to my right nipple it feels sore. I can feel what seems to be a dilated tube of some sort directly under the nipple, and it feels as if it's connected directly to the nipple. What I'm wondering is if perhaps I injured that 'tube' and caused the dilation. Should I be concerned about this? What are some things that I could do to treat this. Like I said, it's not bothering me at all really, only concerning me.A man should never have nipple discharge! It is usually caused by a tumor which will need treatment! See a doctor right away!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 21, 2011
    • 01:15 AM
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