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Nipple discharge due to aerola infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My left nipple has been itching the last week or so. And i just noticed i can squeeze white liquid out. I had a child 2 years ago, but am not pregnant now. I am just getting over my period.
Doctor :   hello
User :   hi
Doctor :   i am Dr here
User :   hello
Doctor :   may i know your age please ?
User :   i am 23
Doctor :   is the area around the nipple red?
Doctor :   or swollen?
User :   not really it looks normal to me
Doctor :   so its just the itching and the liquid oozing out ?
User :   well the liquid is not oozing out. I happened to squeeze it to see what happened and a tiny bit of white liquid came out.
Doctor :   do you have anyother medical problem in the past ??
User :   No i had none. I did have gestational diabetes when i was pregnant.
Doctor :   thats ok
Doctor :   any difficulty is adjusting to the temperature >
User :   adjusting to the temperature as in the weather? ive never had a problem with it before
Doctor :   yes weather outside or in your house
Doctor :   like you think its hot and people around you dont agree
User :   no ive never had a problem with it.
Doctor :   or vice versa
Doctor :   ok
User :   i only feel that way around my period time
Doctor :   are your periods regular ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   well the most common cause of a discharge with itching is due to infection of the areola
User :   ok
Doctor :   so what you need to do is to see a gynecologist who will prescribe you a antibiotic course and you will be good in no time
User :   ok great. so you dont think it could be anything serious?
Doctor :   no dont worry
User :   ok thank you very much, i will schedule an appointment with my gyno
Doctor :   your most welcoem
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   welcome**
User :   you too. thanks
Doctor :   good bye
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