Having discharge from your breast when you’re not pregnant or breastfeeding?
Its most likely happening as a condition known as galactorrhea, where a person has milk discharge from the regular milk secretion that occurs during pregnancy
It can occur in men also, YES!
Commonest cause is known as prolactinoma, a simple tumor or growth that occurs in the pituitary gland. This gland is said to be between the eyes inside your head.
Naturally the tumor’s growth is being except in rare cases and its advisable to check that up.
Prolactine majorly controls breast milk during pregnancy but when it’s increased in non-pregnant women, it may cause this breast discharge.
If the tumor grows large enough, it pushes some nerves aside and nay cause problems with vision and re-occuring headaches.
Other tumors closer to this pituitary gland may also trigger the production of prolaction.
Other causes that may lead to this include
- Improper function of the thyroid gland
- Using drugs like opioids and antidepressants
- Liver problems
- Use of some contraceptives
What do you do if you have this?
It is advisable to see a gynecologist as its an area of speciality. Tests run on your hormones level would help to narrow down the cause.
Is it treatable? Yes of course. See a doc today!