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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Watery Fluid Leaking From the Breast

Updated on Aug. 29, 2018

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced watery fluid leaking from the breast. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Physiologic Breast Discharge

    Physiologic breast discharge is any fluid that comes out of the nipple area in your breast.

    Variable

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    nipple discharge, randomly leaking fluid from the breast
    Symptoms that never occur with physiologic breast discharge:
    breast lump
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Intraductal Papilloma

    Breast problems such as lumps are very common and often not caused by breast cancer. An intraductal papilloma is such a benign breast lump situated in the milk ducts.

    Most often, removal of the lump is needed to prevent it from becoming cancerous on the long term.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    breast lump, painful breast lump, painless breast lump, white or clear fluid leaking from the breast, nipple lump
    Symptoms that never occur with intraductal papilloma:
    armpit lump
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  3. 3.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
  4. 4.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
  5. 5.Breast Cancer

    Breast cancer affects one in eight women during their lives. It is caused by uncontrolled and fast growth of damaged cells in the breast tissue. These cells can also move to the lymph nodes and sometimes other organs. The main symptom of breast cancer is a hard or firm, non-mobile, usually non-tender lump in the breast that increases in size.

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    breast pain, armpit lump, breast mass or retraction, breast lump, nipple discharge
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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

  • Q.When was your last menstrual period?
  • Q.What color is your discharge?
  • Q.Do you currently smoke?
  • Q.Has anyone in your family had cancer?

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Watery Fluid Leaking From the Breast Symptom Checker Statistics

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

    • 10% Vaginal Discharge
    • 10% Breast Pain
    • 6% Pain in the Lower Left Abdomen
  • People who have experienced watery fluid leaking from the breast had symptoms persist for:

    • 38% Over a Month
    • 27% Less Than a Day
    • 19% Less Than a Week
  • People who have experienced watery fluid leaking from the breast were most often matched with:

    • 33% Physiologic Breast Discharge
    • 33% Intraductal Papilloma
    • 33% 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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