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Your Watery Fluid Leaking From the Breast May Also be Known as:
Watery discharge from nipple
Watery fluid from nipple
Watery nipple discharge
Watery nipple fluid

Top 10 Watery Fluid Leaking From the Breast Causes

  1. 1.Normal Case of Vaginal Discharge

    Vaginal discharge is a common issue many women experience and is likely nothing to worry about. Your vaginal discharge can change depending on your menstrual cycle. Recent initiation or a change in contraceptives can also cause a temporary change in discharge.

    You most likely have nothing to worry about. If the discharge becomes severe or you have other symptoms like itching or foul odor, you should speak with your primary care physician or OBGYN.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal discharge, mild vaginal discharge, white/gray vaginal discharge, clear vaginal discharge, severe vaginal discharge
    Symptoms that always occur with normal case of vaginal discharge:
    vaginal discharge
    Symptoms that never occur with normal case of vaginal discharge:
    vaginal itch or burning, painful urination, severe vaginal discharge, vaginal pain, abdominal pain (stomach ache), bleeding after sex, missed period
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  2. 2.Trichomonas Vaginal Infection

    Trichomonas vaginalis infection (or "Trichomoniasis" or "trich") is a common sexually transmitted disease caused by a parasite of the same name. It affects over 3 million people per year, but only about 30% have any symptoms.

    You should go see your primary care doctor in the coming days. He or she may order a number of tests to identify if the bug is actually the cause of your symptoms. Treatment involves prescription metronidazole or tinidazole.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal discharge, vulvovaginal odor, vaginal itch or burning, vaginal bleeding, white/gray vaginal discharge
    Symptoms that always occur with trichomonas vaginal infection:
    vaginal discharge
    Symptoms that never occur with trichomonas vaginal infection:
    vaginal ulcer
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

    Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the female genital structures like the uterus, fallopian tube, ovary, and the surrounding abdominal wall. It is typically caused by N. Gonorrhoeae or C. Trachomatis.

    You should contact your doctor today. There, physical exams and swabs of the vagina will be needed to look for infection. Further blood testing or imaging may also be needed. Treatment involves antibiotics (orally) for both you and your partner

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal discharge, nausea or vomiting, vaginal bleeding, pelvis pain, lower abdominal pain
    Symptoms that always occur with pelvic inflammatory disease:
    hidden: pid: pain fever or discharge
    Urgency:
    In-person visit
  4. 4.Chlamydia Infection

    Chlamydia is a common bacterial infection that is spread through unprotected sex. Each year, over 1 million Americans are diagnosed with this STD.

    You should visit a physician to confirm the diagnosis where an antibiotic will be prescribed.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal discharge, vaginal bleeding, sudden urgency to urinate, bleeding after sex, heavy menstrual flow
    Symptoms that never occur with chlamydia infection:
    improving vaginal discharge
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Gonococcal Cervicitis

    Gonorrhea is a common STD and 350,000 cases occur each year in the United States. It is transmitted through unprotected sex.

    You should visit your primary care physician to get tested as soon as possible and discuss treatment options. Please make sure you have protected intercourse until you have been tested.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal discharge, vaginal bleeding, painful sex, yellow pus vaginal discharge, heavy menstrual flow
    Symptoms that never occur with gonococcal cervicitis:
    improving vaginal discharge
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  6. 6.High Prolactin Hormone Level

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

    You should visit your primary care physician to discuss symptoms and treatment options.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal bleeding, headache, irregular period, decreased sex drive, enlargement of breasts
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  7. 7.Yeast Infection

    Recurrent yeast infections are caused by a fungus called "Candida." Candida is the scientific name for yeast that lives almost everywhere, including in the human body. Typically, our immune system keeps it under control, but if you take antibiotics or gets sick, the fungus can multiply and cause an infection. In this case, it is happening in the vagina.

    You can treat this with over-the-counter medications. Meanwhile, you should plan a visit with your primary care physician to discuss your recurring symptoms. A longer treatment and additional testing might be needed.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    vaginal itch or burning, thick vaginal discharge, white/gray vaginal discharge, vaginal pain, vulvovaginal redness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  8. 8.Recurrent Depression

    Depression, once diagnosed, can often recur with new episodes. Sometimes these episodes can be similar to ones in the past, sometimes the symptoms can be different. It's good to be aware off the fact that people who had a depression before, remain vulnerable.

    You should discuss your symptoms with your primary care physician or psychiatrist. Resumption of, or adjustment to current treatment is often needed.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, abdominal pain (stomach ache), nausea, stomach bloating, loss of appetite
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  9. 9.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.

    Diagnosing breast cancer requires a physician's clinical exam, a mammogram, and tissue biopsy. It's treatment involves surgically removing the cancer followed by hormone treatments, chemotherapy, and/or radiation therapy.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    breast pain, breast mass or retraction, breast lump, nipple discharge, unmovable breast lump
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  10. 10.Viral (Norovirus) Infection

    Noroviruses are a group of related viruses that leads to nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and cramps. These viruses cause gastroenteritis, an inflammation of the stomach and intestines. When the diarrhea and/or vomiting is severe, dehydration can occur. Symptoms of dehydration include a dry mouth, dizziness, urinating less frequently and dark urine.

    You can safely treat this condition at home. Make sure you drink plenty of water and fluids (Gatorade, Pediatlyte) to replace what is lost with diarrhea. If symptoms of dehydration occur or you are unable to keep down any liquids, seek care at your primary care physician or an urgent care.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, abdominal pain (stomach ache), nausea, headache, stomach bloating
    Symptoms that always occur with viral (norovirus) infection:
    hidden: gastroenteritis symptoms
    Symptoms that never occur with viral (norovirus) infection:
    severe abdominal pain, throbbing headache, severe headache, tarry stool
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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

  • Q.Has your vaginal discharge been getting better or worse?
  • Q.Is your vaginal discharge constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.How much discharge is coming out of your vagina?
  • Q.How long has your vaginal discharge been going on?

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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:

    • 14% White / Gray Vaginal Discharge
    • 14% Delayed Menstrual Period
    • 14% Breast Pain
  • People who have experienced watery fluid leaking from the breast had symptoms persist for:

    • 42% Over a Month
    • 21% Less Than a Week
    • 14% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced watery fluid leaking from the breast were most often matched with:

    • 17% Normal Case of Vaginal Discharge
    • 17% Trichomonas Vaginal Infection
    • 11% Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  • 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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