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4 Potential Yellow 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
  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.

    Indefinite

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    breast pain, armpit lump, breast mass or retraction, breast lump, nipple discharge
    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.

    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
  4. 4.Possible Pregnancy

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

    9 months

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

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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:

    • 21% Breast Pain
    • 6% Nipple Discharge
    • 4% Vaginal Discharge
  • People who have experienced yellow 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 yellow fluid leaking from the breast were most often matched with:

    • 24% Prolactinoma
    • 23% High Prolactin Hormone Level
    • 18% Breast Cancer
  • 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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