Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
184 Doctors are Online

Thick white discharge from nipple, changing shape, flaky skin. Advised mammogram, pap smear and lab tests. Guidance?

I am 31 and have been having a thick white discharge from my nipple and it is changing shape and appearance. It is also peeling all the time like flaky skin so I went to my dr. Today and she does not think it is cancer but ordered a mammogram, papsmear,and these labs..1. Prolactin, tsh thyroid stimulating hormone, and dhea sulfate labs. If she didn't think it was cancer what would she be looking for with these particular tests? Or is she not trying to worry me about cancer? It was first visit with new dr so I don't really know how to take her.
Asked On : Sun, 7 Apr 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  36
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Lab Tests
Oncologist, Surgical 's  Response
Dear Ma'am,

Sorry to hear about your problem. Thick whitish discharge from then nipples occurs either during lactation or when there is increased levels of prolactin in the blood. Your doctor is trying to rule that out by getting prolactin and thyroid levels. A mammogram is going to rule out a lump in the breast. Her management outline sounds reasonable and you should get these tests done.
Answered: Sun, 7 Apr 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor