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Galactorrhea - Everything You Needed to Know

About

A milky discharge from the nipples, not related to lactation.
Galactorrhea can affect infants too. [1]
➔ Medical diagnosis in the form of lab tests and imaging
➔ Usually treatable by a medical professional
➔ Can happen to both men and women
Galactorrhea might be a symptom of an underlying disease and can also affect newborns. Some of the causes of galactorrhea are excessive stimulation of the breasts, side effects of certain medicines, pituitary gland disorders, oral birth control pills, chronic kidney disease, herbal supplements, and many more.
Ages affected - it can affect people of all ages - it can affect women who had never become pregnant or after their menopause.

Symptoms

Self-diagnosable
Symptoms include milky white discharge from one or both the nipples with no blood, discharge from nipples that is yellowish or greenish, and nipple discharge from multiple milk ducts.
People may experience
Irregular or absent menstrual period
Decreased libido
Vision loss
Headache
Acne
Erectile dysfunction in men
Increased hair growth on chest or chin

Treatments

Self-care
Less breast stimulation during sexual activity, avoid wearing too tight clothes, avoid frequent breast self-examination
Medications
Medication will depend on the underlying cause. Medicines to cure pituitary gland disorders or thyroid problems, only under medical supervision.
Specialist
Diagnosis by a specialist is required to know the underlying cause. Talk to an mfine expert today to get the correct diagnosis and the correct line of treatment. The symptoms should not be ignored as they could be signs of something more serious.

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