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What causes breast tenderness with yellow discharge from the nipples?

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Posted on Mon, 28 Jul 2014
Question: Not pregnant. Have an IUD. Stopped breast feeding about 1.5 years ago. Recently (past week or so) have had breast tenderness, mostly around nipple area in both breasts (noticed when daughter was climbing on me). Yellow and clear oily, sticky discharge if squeezed.
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Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
NEED A FEW DETAILS, PLEASE WRITE BACK.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for writing to us with your health concern.
I would like to request for a few more details.
When was your last period , and are your cycles regular ?
What kind of IUD do you have, and since when are you on it ?
Are you using any kind of hormonal medications ?
What is your height and weight and have you had any weight changes recently ?
Have you ever had any nipple discharge in the past ?
Have you been experiencing stress, late nights, travelling, any illness, or been smoking or drinking more of late ?
Please do write back with these details.
Take care.
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Follow up: Dr. Aarti Abraham (23 minutes later)
Last menstrual period 2+ years ago after placement of Mirena ( @ 8 weeks post-partem). No other medications. Height 5'7", weight 275lbs. Unchanged. Stress level high (in school), but unchanged. No smoking or drinking. No previous discharge.
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Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
GET HORMONES MEASURED

Detailed Answer:
Needless to say, your weight needs to be drastically reduced.
The obesity could and Mirena together could be causing hormonal changes.

I would order the following hormone tests before planning the next steps of treatment - FSH, LH, TSH, Prolactin. This would diagnose a condition.

Take care.
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What causes breast tenderness with yellow discharge from the nipples?

Brief Answer: NEED A FEW DETAILS, PLEASE WRITE BACK. Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for writing to us with your health concern. I would like to request for a few more details. When was your last period , and are your cycles regular ? What kind of IUD do you have, and since when are you on it ? Are you using any kind of hormonal medications ? What is your height and weight and have you had any weight changes recently ? Have you ever had any nipple discharge in the past ? Have you been experiencing stress, late nights, travelling, any illness, or been smoking or drinking more of late ? Please do write back with these details. Take care.