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liquid coming out of my breast

By Anonymous June 9, 2015 - 3:08pm
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I'm only a teenager and liquid started to come out of my breast.... But how can I make this liquid stop coming out

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Hi Anon

Thanks for your question! 

Galactorrhea (liquid from the breast) is a discharge of milk-like substance from the breast that is not associated with breast-feeding after pregnancy. It is often referred to as non-puerpial (not pregnancy-related) galactorrhea. This condition mainly occurs in women. It does occur in men, but much less commonly. The milky white discharge can come from one or both breasts, and the breast may leak fluid with or without stimulation.

Galactorrhea has many causes, though sometimes the cause is unknown. Tumors of the pituitary gland, called pituitary adenomas or prolactinomas, can cause galactorrhea. The pituitary is a small gland attached to the brain. Pituitary tumors are usually not cancerous. They can cause galactorrhea when they produce excess prolactin, a hormone that stimulates milk production.

Other causes of galactorrhea include:

  • Hormonal imbalance, such as hypothyroidism
  • Some medicines, such as:
    • Stopping or starting to take birth control pills or other hormones
    • Blood pressure drugs
    • Tricyclic antidepressants
    • Tranquilizers (antipsychotics)
    • Antinausea drugs
    • Some antigastroesophageal reflux medicines
    • Some pain killers
  • Certain herbs, including:

Risk factors include:

  • Sex: female
  • Stress
  • Wearing clothing that irritates the nipple, such as:
    • Wool
    • Tight-fitting bra
  • Frequent (daily) breast self-exam or frequent breast stimulation

Anon, this discharge is generally harmless but it's a good idea to talk to your doctor to rule anything out.

Good luck!


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