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What causes milky discharge from breasts? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2014
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User:May I know your speciality
Doctor:please proceed with your query
Doctor:I am a General Physician
User:I believe my query is more directed for a Gynaecologist
User:I have not had my last 2 periods and am not pregnant. Been having some milky discharge also from breasts
User:I was reading on the net and it was mentioned somewhere that this happens when prolactin levels are high
Doctor:that is right
User:Whats the cure for this?
Doctor:We need to do further tests to confirm the same
Doctor:your serum prolactin levels need to be checked
Doctor:along with Serum FSH and LH levels
User:Okay. What can be the cause of this?
Doctor:it can be due to high prolactin levels like you said
Doctor:this can be because of a prolactinoma or prolactin secreting tumor
Doctor:However, the most common cause would be PCOD
User:do you mean PCOS?
User:I have had PCOS for quite a few years but this issue of not having periods 2 continuous months in a row has not happened
Doctor:but this is the common finding in PCOS
Doctor:Perhaps you are experiencing it for the first time
Doctor:I think it's time to get a review ultrasound scan of the ovaries and the uterus to look at their status
User:Okay.. Usually its been an irregular cycle from 29-35 days variance
Doctor:and then go ahead with the hormonal tests
Doctor:I see
Doctor:are you there?
User:Yes I am
Doctor:do you have more queries?
User:No. Thanks for your time
User:I shall go and meet the Gynaec in person
Doctor:wish you good health
Doctor:let's end the chat now
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Bye for now
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