Causes of Abnormal Breast Discharge

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Breast discharge can be abnormal if a woman is neither pregnant nor nursing a baby. Usually, breast secretion in non-lactating women may be a sign of an underlying problem. Here are some reasons why non-lactating women experience breast discharge:

 

CERTAIN MEDICATIONS

Certain medications such as antipsychotics, sedatives, high blood pressure drugs, and antidepressants affect the mammary glands. They stimulate the glands to produce breast milk even when the woman is obviously not pregnant or breastfeeding.

 

HYPOTHYROIDISM 

When the thyroid gland fails to produce enough hormones for the body, it could lead to high levels of prolactin. This prolactin hormone can stimulate the body to produce large amounts of milk.

 

TUMOURS 

When the pituitary gland is affected by tumors, these tumors can result in the production of too much prolactin which could stimulate your body to produce too much milk.

 

NERVE DAMAGE 

Nerve damage in the chest region can also lead to breast/nipple discharge. This damage could be due to shingles (painful rash), chest surgery, or burns around the chest area.

 

CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE

The kidney does the important job of filtering out the excess amounts of prolactin from the blood and therefore, the inability of the kidney to work properly can also result in breast/nipple discharge in a non-breastfeeding woman.

 

 

INFECTION 

Breast/nipple discharge which contains pus may indicate an infection in the breast. This condition is referred to as mastitis. It is usually seen in women who are breastfeeding but could also occur in non-breastfeeding women.

 

HYPERPROLACTINEMIA

Prolactin is a hormone that stimulates milk production in women. If a woman is neither pregnant nor nursing a child, the presence of higher-than-normal prolactin levels can make it more difficult to get pregnant. Hyperprolactinemia is a form of hormonal imbalance, and some of its symptoms include infertility, irregular periods, change in menstrual flow, pause in menstrual cycle, loss of libido, pain in breasts, and vaginal dryness. EVERGREEN FORMULAR FOR WOMEN is a highly effective supplement recommended for women with hyperprolactinemia.

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