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leaky nipples & flaky skin ,pain & itchy

hi i have secondary thyroidsium due to a piturity problem,i have had this for  over 2yrs{ digonosed} i have reciently started to get itchy & dry skin ,sore nipples & discharge from breast have been to the doctor & they think its excema due to nipples leaking (clear fulid}due to taking hormone tablets ,have pain in breast ,&  are very itchy & if i hear children cry it feels like it did when i breast feeding!!!!,some times the discharge goes & soreness goes away ,what do you think ?
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Dear lilaclil:  Many women have some type of nipple discharge or fluid when their breasts are squeezed, and its normal. Squeezing the nipple sends message to the brain and the pituitary gland responds by increasing prolactin levels, which in turn produces discharge from the nipple.  The discharge can come in a variety of colors - gray, green and brown as well as white.  Some women are more prone to more discharge including women on; birth control pills, certain blood pressure medications or on major tranquilizers.  These medications increase prolactin levels in the body.   There is also certain life periods when a person is more likely to get discharge than others: there may be more discharge at puberty and at menopause than the years in-between.

The time to worry about nipple discharge is when it’s spontaneous (comes out by itself without squeezing), keeps on happening, and is only on one side.  If it is clear and sticky, like an egg white, or bloody.  

Without evaluation, it is impossible to speculate on what may be causing your difficulties.  
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