Thyroid Cancer / Nodules & Hyperthyroidism Expert Forum
Discharge form BREAST from hypothyroid? HELP so worried
About This Forum:

Questions in the Thyroid forum are answered by Mark Lupo, MD. Topics covered include Goiter, Graves Disease, Hyperthyroid, Parathyroid/Calcium Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Nodules/Cysts, Thyroiditis, Thyroid & Pregnancy, Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), Thyroid Tests, and Thyroid Surgery.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Discharge form BREAST from hypothyroid? HELP so worried

Hi doctor, I have a question

I have hypothyroid/hashis
and I had some milky white discharge form my breast, i am so worried about this, a friend tells me that its all hormonal, but i am worried I also read that thyrroid disorder causes milky discharge let me know if you have seen cases like this thanks, by the way when i tried seeing if more came out it afterwards nothing came out, it just happened once today/
Related Discussions
97953_tn?1440868992
Usually breast discharge is only seen in very hypothyroid patients where the pituitary (part of the brain that makes hormones) releases extra Prolactin (hormone that induces breast milk) in addition to the TSH (hormone that communicates with the thyroid).  

If your hashi/hypo is controlled (ie normal TSH) then it is not likely the thyroid problem.

In either case, would test a prolactin level.
4 Comments
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
I have breast discharge too, and it can be from hypo, I also have Hashimoto's.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Hypothyroidism causes all sorts of hormone imbalances.  The pituitary gland causes prolactin levels to increase causing the milky discharge.  At least that is how it was explained to me.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Lipitor
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
A related discussion, hypothyroid secetion from breast was started.
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
This Forum's Experts
97953_tn?1440868992
Mark Lupo, M.D.Blank
Thyroid & Endocrine Center of Florida
Sarasota, FL
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank