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White discharge from breasts, ovarian cyst detected, unable to conceive. Cause for infertility?

I am married for 3 years now. a few months ago i noticed a white discharge from my both of my breasts. doctors recommended prolactin test, sonography of my breast, abdomen ultrasound and skull x-ray . all reports came normal but just a small cyst in my ovary. with medication it all got fine. but again after a few months the same discharge happened and its continuing. i am also trying to conceive but all in vain. is this discharge a reason for me not being able to concieve? please help.
Asked On : Sat, 3 Nov 2012
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Hello and welcome to HCM
The white colored discharge from breasts is definitely not the reason for failure to conceive.
Whate discharge from breast occurs due to prolactinoma i.e. increased production of prolactin hormone.
prolactin is produced by an endocrine organ in the brain called pituitary gland.
A tumor arising in this gland can cause increased production of prolactin and one of its symptoms is white discharge from nillples.
Your doctor has ruled out this possibility by getting various investigations done like serum prolactin levels and X-ray of the head.
Presence of a cyst is not a alarming finding as cysts occur in normal healthy females.
Cysts do not interfere with conception until they are very large to hamper ovulation.

It is advicable to date your ovulation and try for pregnancy.
Besides you can get serum hormone levels done - LH, FSH, estrogens and progestrerone.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Sat, 3 Nov 2012
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