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Fluid discharge from the nipple - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Is it normal for my breast to leak with out being pregnant or breast feeding and on birth control?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
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May I know your age?
User :   20
Doctor :   May I know the name of the birth pill that you are on?
User :   mirena
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Can you describe the discharge that is present?
User :   a clear fluid.
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Since when have you noticed this?
User :   a couple days now
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Do you have fever, pain in the breast?
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Do you notice any skin colour changes over the affected breast?
User :   pain in my breast also chest discomfort
User :   skin color is normal
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Do you find any lump in the breast?
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Do you have any other medical illness such as diabetes/hypertension?
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Does any one in your family had breast problems?
User :   on the nipple. it is like a zit. I have hypotention problems none that i am aware of.
Doctor :  
Doctor :   Let me explain it to you.
Doctor :  
The drug that you are on is not associated with your present symptoms.
Doctor :   You probably may be having an infection over the nipple that is causing you the discharge.
Doctor :  
The other possiblility is that it could have been caused due to the infection of the ducts.
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Since your symptoms are recent in onset, I would suggest you to consult a doctor for physical examination.
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If the infection is confirmed, then you may need to be on antibiotics both for treatment and prevention of complications.
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Have you followed?
User :   with what you said yes
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Do you have any other query that I can assist you with?
User :   no i think that is it.
User :   thank you
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