I'm wondering if someone could help set my mind at ease. I am a 29 year old mommy of 3. My last daughter is just turning 2. I nursed her until she was 17 months old. I now have a very oily, clear to yellowish, transparent discharge from my nipples that leaks spontaniously and flows more readily if the nipples are squeezed. There is an occasional yellow or whitish, thicker, opaque material in the discharge. Because it affects both breasts and is multiductal , I am assuming it is non-threatening but was wondering if anyone could possible confirm or deny my intuition on the matter. I don't believe that there are any lumps present, but I have fibrocistic breast tissue and they always feel lumpy. I also have had some varying thyroid panels pulled which are being observed as my TSH levels will be elevated at one blood draw and within normal limits at the next and so on. Thanks in advance!
Anytime you have a spontaneous discharge from the breast, it should be checked by a doctor. It could be something as simple as clogged milk ducts with a local infection. but it should be checked medically. I know someone who developed the problem years after breastfeeding and needed antibiotics to clear up her infection.
Just wondering what you found out. I also have fibrocystic breasts and have weaned a little one in the past year, and have recently switched the pill. Right before my period, I get the feeling that my breasts are full, and they leak a little fluid in the shower. If I express it, most ducts release a little creamy bead, but two of them have a lot more of this oily yellow substance, and one even has a creamy grey material. I'm finding a lot of information that says, odd as it seems, that the grey is fine, but that clear yellow may be an issue. My gut feeling is that it's okay too since it's hormonally regulated and present in two ducts along with odd things happening all over the place, on both breasts... but I was curious what you found out.
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.