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Milky White Discharge

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 3, 2008
  • 09:15 PM

I am 42 and noticed a milky white discharge coming from the side of my nipple. It is only happening on one nipple. It looks like a pimple but when sqeezed a stringy white milky discharge comes out.

I first noticed this after I gave birth almost 5 years ago. It seems to come and go.

Any one have any clue.

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  • Milky discharge from your breasts in the absence of pregnancy or breastfeeding is known as galactorrhea. Common causes of galactorrhea include: * Use of certain psychoactive drugs * Prolactinoma (high prolactin) * Hypothyroidism (low thyroid) If you ovulate regularly, then the galactorrhea is unlikely to be a problem when trying to conceive. If you do not ovulate, then the galactorrhea could be a sign of elevated prolactin (hyperprolactinemia). Either way, you may want to talk to your doctor about this discharge and probably have your prolactin level checked. Dialysis Program
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    • January 27, 2009
    • 03:30 AM
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