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What causes breast discharge, sometimes blood in men?

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Question: What causes Male breast discharge, sometimes bloody. Have had ultra sound and mamograms, all coming back clear!
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Answered by Dr. Sree Gouri SR (3 hours later)
Brief Answer: Drugs, elevated prolactin levels, stimulation Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for the query. The possible causes for your breast discharge are: - Side effects of drugs like antihypertensives, tranquilizers, antacids or antidepressants etc. Antihistamines rarely can cause galactorrhea as a side effect. - In case of elevated prolactin levels like in prolactinomas or in hypothyroidism etc. - Excessive nipple manipulation due to skin rash or friction due to cloths etc. For more details : http://srsree.blogspot.in/2013/02/nipple-discharge-1.html So, once consult general surgeon get examined and discuss these possibilities. With his advice you can go for investigations like thyroid profile, prolactin levels estimation etc. Then according the possible cause, treatment can be planned.
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What causes breast discharge, sometimes blood in men?

Brief Answer: Drugs, elevated prolactin levels, stimulation Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for the query. The possible causes for your breast discharge are: - Side effects of drugs like antihypertensives, tranquilizers, antacids or antidepressants etc. Antihistamines rarely can cause galactorrhea as a side effect. - In case of elevated prolactin levels like in prolactinomas or in hypothyroidism etc. - Excessive nipple manipulation due to skin rash or friction due to cloths etc. For more details : http://srsree.blogspot.in/2013/02/nipple-discharge-1.html So, once consult general surgeon get examined and discuss these possibilities. With his advice you can go for investigations like thyroid profile, prolactin levels estimation etc. Then according the possible cause, treatment can be planned.