What causes white liquid discharge from breast?
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There are a few facts that I need to know to comment better. I would like to know if she has been trying to conceive, has a missed period or is ovulating now. I would also like to know the duration of the discharge and if there is any feeling of pain or lump in the breast.
Ovulation can cause nipple discharge in many and so is an early pregnancy state. A urine pregnancy test reads well when done 3-7 days after a missed period with a fresh early morning sample of urine. If repeated tests done as per instructions are negative, pregnancy is unlikely. Yet, estimation of serum beta-hCG can give a definite conclusion.
I would also ask her to see a specialist for an examination to see if there is anything else causing the discharge.
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There is no missed period , the discharge has been on for the past one week and there is no pain nor lump in the breast. I will have her see a specialist so she can be examined.
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Please go ahead with evaluation.
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The chances of pregnancy being the likely cause for the discharge seem to be grim as there is no missed period yet. If she is in the mid-cycle, ovulation can cause it. Yet, I would suggest going ahead with an evaluation to enable further management.
Please note that recent child birth or an abortion also can cause such discharges. Hormone excess is another likely cause in the absence of any organic cause.
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