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inverted nipple and discharge

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  • Posted By: Noreen
  • November 24, 2006
  • 09:32 AM

My friend has one inverted nipple. She is going through the menopause and gets a clear yellow discharge from the other nipple - but none from the inverted nipple. She keeps getting severe infections under the inverted nipple and the doctors say it is because the fluid is building up under that nipple and cant escape. They say there is nothing to be done except mega doses of anti-biotics. This happens on an almost monthly basis and she is worn out and very worried. She is looking for an alternative solution; or more information to take back to a doctor. Please Help.

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  • She needs to be checked for Inflammatory Breast Cancer. That is one of the symptoms. Sheri
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 26, 2006
    • 06:42 PM
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  • If antibiotics not work,you need elective surgery to drain the abcess,and maybe biopsy to eliminate cancerbreast possibility.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 29, 2006
    • 07:01 AM
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  • Have her hormone levels been checked? As a young woman in my mid-20s and not pregnant, I suddenly had a milky-yellow fluid coming out of my nipples for no reason. Went to a doctor who said it was prolactin. I started wondering why my hormones were suddenly changing. Then I realized all this started happening about the same time I had started to buy and drink a particular brand of milk that I bought at an Italian grocer. I thought it was natural because it came in a glass jar. Decided to quit drinking the milk and the problem cleared up. I think it was probably the hormones the dairy gave their milk cows. The other thing that happened during this time is that I got mastitis, which is an inflammation of the breasts. It was quite painful. It's actually common in milk cows and they have to give them antibiotics for it and of course this ends up in cow's milk as well.Now I don't drink dairy and instead take a calcium/magnesium supplement. I'm rather suspicious of milk and what goes into it.This isn't to say your friend is drinking milk and has to give it up. Just that this could be hormones that are causing this. Hope she gets over this. I wonder if massage would help her breasts.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 11, 2006
    • 00:43 AM
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