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

Top 4 Yellow Fluid Leaking From the Breast Causes

  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.

    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
  2. 2.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

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  3. 3.Prolactinoma

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

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

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

    In women of reproductive age, symptoms including missed period, weight gain, and nausea are indicative of pregnancy.

    You can buy a pregnancy test at the pharmacy to confirm. If this states that you are pregnant, you need to make an appointment with your PCP or OB/GYN as soon as convenient.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, nausea or vomiting, stomach bloating, bloody vaginal discharge, mild abdominal pain
    Symptoms that always occur with possible pregnancy:
    missed period
    Symptoms that never occur with possible pregnancy:
    painful urination, severe abdominal pain
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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

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

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Yellow Fluid Leaking From the Breast Symptom Checker Statistics

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

    • 7% Headache
    • 7% Breast Pain
    • 7% Vaginal Discharge
  • People who have experienced yellow 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 yellow fluid leaking from the breast were most often matched with:

    • 14% High Prolactin Hormone Level
    • 5% Breast Cancer
    • 5% Prolactinoma

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