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What can cause braest discharge. And period not coming well and dark in colour

By Anonymous June 19, 2015 - 2:29pm
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Hi Anon
Thanks for your question!

Breastmilk is normally only see in pregnant and breastfeeding women but can also be seen in women who are not.

How long has this been going on?

Discharge from the breast is called galactorrhea. Galactorrhea 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 can be breast stimulation, medications, herbs or having a thyroid problem.

You can see a doctor about this.

As for your period, it doesn't matter what color it us, and it's also a sign that you are not pregnant.


June 19, 2015 - 3:15pm
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