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Having abdominal pain and noticed crust formation on nipple. Any idea?

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Dr. Ganesh Sanap


Practicing since :2007

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Posted on Mon, 7 Jan 2013 in Abdominal Pain
Question: Hi,

Im 20 years old and yesterday I saw some crust on the middle of my nipples and I took it off what can it be? Im on the deposit shot and I had a some abdominal pain earlier that day.
Answered by Dr. Ganesh Sanap 4 hours later
Hi welcome .
There are few side effects of deposit shot, like abominal pain, early mestrual irrregularity, skin shedding etc.
Abdominal is mostly due to side effect of the deposit shot. Scab at nipple may be just a dried crust of normal secretions or may be the side effect od drug.
I would like to suggest, please consult a gyanecologist and get examined. It is difficult to explain in detail without examining the lesion. Also discuss the need of deposit shot and ask for any alternative to avoid untoward side effects.
Hope i have answered your query.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Ganesh Sanap 17 hours later
Well I squeezed my nipple and there was discharge coming out kind of oily milky discharge
Answered by Dr. Ganesh Sanap 3 hours later
Thanks for writing back.
I think you should consult a gyanecologist. It may be due to side effect of deposit injections. Such kind of milky secretions are seen in galactocele, which occur in lactating women. But in rare occurrence, it may be due to side effect of contraception.
We would want a complete exam of the breast followed by a sonography as well. The issue of deposit injections also needs to be discussed with your gyanecologist.
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