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Old 11-17-2004, 02:35 PM   #1
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What is this!

I noticed a tiny amount of clear liquid coming from my nipples when I went to take a shower today. I am pretty sure that I am not pregnant. What else could it be? Please help fast!

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Re: What is this!

I would get it checked by physician. Any discharge from the nipple should be properly diagnosed.

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Re: What is this!

I agree with Marie that you should definitely have it checked out.

You used the word nipple in the plural. If the discharge is from both breasts, that's usually a good sign in that cancer doesn't usually present itself bi-laterally.

Some causes (apart from cancer):

History of breastfeeding: Some women produce a milky discharge months and sometimes years after having finished breastfeeding.

Stimulation: Squeezing or expressing the breast or nipple can produce a nipple discharge.

Fibrocystic breast changes: Cysts (sacs filled with fluid) and changes in the fibrous tissue of the breast can cause nipple discharge.

Intraductal papilloma: This is a small benign wart-like growth in the duct lining.

Hormonal changes: An increase in prolactin.

Discharge from one or both nipples is a very common finding believe it or not. It's very rare that nipple discharge is related to breast cancer.

But again, you shouldn't ignore it. See your gynecologist.

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