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I seem to have some discharge from my nipples, should I be worried?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    pregnant?
    cancer?
    if it continues phone nhs direct 0845 4647
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What sex are you? How old are you? What kind of discharge?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I am not pregnant, and I am a 20 year old girl, and its like a clear/whity liquid
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ~kaz~ wrote:
    I am not pregnant, and I am a 20 year old girl, and its like a clear/whity liquid
    Its a hormonal matter causing you to lactate. I think its wise seeing your DR.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I wouldn't worry as such, but if it doesn't stop I'd see a GP or practise nurse. Wouldn't bother with NHS Direct on this one.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ~kaz~ wrote:
    clear/whity liquid
    milk?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    otter wrote:
    milk?

    its not milk
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My mate often gets lactating nipples (clear or light white) when on a cycle of steroids, and hes certainly not pregnant. Its to do with progestorone (sp?) sides.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    worth seeing a GP or not?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It's best just to go, better to be safe than sorry as my mum always says!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ~kaz~ wrote:
    worth seeing a GP or not?
    if it continues yes.
    how long have you had it for alraedy?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Nipple discharge

    Nipple discharge is the abnormal release of fluid from the nipples of the breasts. It is the third major reason, involving the breasts, for which women seek medical attention, after lumps and breast pain. The risk of nipple discharge increases with both age and number of pregnancies, but is also known to occur in adolescent boys and girls going through puberty. Discharge often is the result of stimulation of the breasts or by irritation through clothing.

    Types of discharge

    There are many different types of discharges. Some associations include:
    cloudy white color -- most common, can be galactorrhea
    clear or light white -- pregnancy
    red -- contains blood -- most often due to breast infection or intraductal papillomas, but can be breast cancer
    pus -- infection


    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nipple_discharge
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ~kaz~ wrote:
    worth seeing a GP or not?
    To be on the safe side, yes.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    If it happens again or doesn't stop then yes, apart from anything else I can only imagine it would be really annoying and they can probably work out how to stop it!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yes I am on the pill. I have been on for 4 years and this has never happend before
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ~kaz~ wrote:
    Yes I am on the pill. I have been on for 4 years and this has never happend before
    I really think its wise going to your doctor.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well I know this is old but anyway I went to the doctors today about this finally and now I have to get blood tests, should I be worried?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ~kaz~ wrote:
    Well I know this is old but anyway I went to the doctors today about this finally and now I have to get blood tests, should I be worried?

    I don't really know, why didn't you ask your GP this? We're not qualified, yanno.

    I expect it's just standard protocol.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    He doesn't think its anything serious but then I just work myself up about stuff
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    If it makes you feel any better, that happened to me. Turned out i had some kind of infection that cleared up with antibiotics, despite me being convinced i was gonna die.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Wouldn't be worried, the blood tests are probably to make sure they give you the right thing to treat it first time round rather than taking a best guess.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    He think it may be due to my pill, which is annoying coz I can't seem to find the right one.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You'll find one eventually, there are loads out there!

    The blood test will give him a better idea of what is causing it and if it is to do with your pill show up which hormone levels are wrong, thus enabling him/you to make a momre informed choice on which may not cause problems.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    suppose so now I have to worry about the blood test needles "shudder"
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I think its just hormonal.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I hope so
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