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This symptom can also be referred to as:
Milky nipple discharge

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2 Potential Milky Fluid Leaking From the Breast Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.High Prolactin Hormone Level

    Hyperprolactinemia is a common hormonal disorder in which there are higher than normal levels of prolactin in the blood.

    Depending on the severity of illness, therapy ranges from watchful waiting to medication or surgery.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    headache, vaginal bleeding, irregular period, decreased sex drive, enlargement of breasts
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Prolactinoma

    Prolactinomas are common non-cancerous pituitary tumors. This growth causes too much of the hormone prolactin to be produced.

    Treatment is dependent on size of growth as well as symptom severity.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    headache, vision changes, decreased sex drive, impotence, milky fluid leaking from the breast
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Milky Fluid Leaking From the Breast

  • Q.When was your last menstrual period?
  • Q.Do you currently smoke?
  • Q.What color is your discharge?
  • Q.Are you experiencing a headache?

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Milky Fluid Leaking From the Breast Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced milky fluid leaking from the breast have also experienced:

    • 12% Breast Pain
    • 6% Bloody Vaginal Discharge
    • 5% Vaginal Discharge
  • People who have experienced milky fluid leaking from the breast had symptoms persist for:

    • 37% Over a Month
    • 27% Less Than a Day
    • 19% Less Than a Week
  • People who have experienced milky fluid leaking from the breast were most often matched with:

    • 18% Prolactinoma
    • 17% High Prolactin Hormone Level
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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