(Closed) Sorry If This is TMI…Nipples.

posted 6 years ago in TTC
  • poll: Experienced milky substance coming from nipples as a pregnancy symptom?
    Yes : (6 votes)
    50 %
    No : (3 votes)
    25 %
    The internet has no idea what it is talking about. : (3 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    yes it can happen when you are pregnant but usually for women who are further along in their pregnancy.  I would talk to a doctor about it to be sure what is causing this 

    Post # 5
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    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @Arya:  The thing with the internet is they will always get you worried with their worst case scenarios.. I wouldnt jump to any conclusions based on the internet. Its best to have a professional do the diagnosis in person

    Post # 6
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    1643 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    Some common reasons for NORMAL nipple ‘ discharge’ include

    medication – contraeptive pill, some antideprssants and reflux / stomach meds begin the biggest culprits…

    Hormone changes from prenancy – usually clear / light in early stages of pregnancy, more white, watery, milky appearance in later stages

    Stopping breastfeeding your baby – the a milk-like discharge may persists for a while

    Excess stimulation – for example while making love, being repeatedly chafed by your bra or during exercise, such as jogging etc

     

    To be honest tho – I’d leave your nipples alone for 3-4 days and then if the problem persists or get worse, see your doctor just in case

     

    (I’m a nurse who deals with new mums, new babies, and contraception on a regular basis)

    Post # 7
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    748 posts
    Busy bee

    That is completely normal. Some women only have it when they’re pregnant, others have it at random times. I’ve had random secretion of milk from one nipple since I was 16. It never happens a lot, but sometimes a little crust of milk forms there. It’s totally normal.

    Post # 8
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    336 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    you may have elevated prolactin levels which causes milky white discharge. definitely see your doctor. a simple blood test can check for prolactin levels.

    Post # 10
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    1482 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Oh, sweetie. I am so sorry. We will all be keeping you in our thoughts, and wishing for the best for you. I know you must be so scared right now, and I know that it probably doesn’t help but I really hope that whatever it is, they caught it early and you’ll be able to get the treatment you need to get you back on the road to recovery. Take care.

    Post # 11
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    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @Arya:  Oh my goodness.  I hope you’re ok.  I’m really sorry to hear your news and wish you all the best.

    Post # 12
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    1434 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    @Arya:  oh honey…I am….so so sorry:( I hope anything it is, that it is benign and will only go away and not get any worse. You are lucky to have caught it before any other symptoms arose!

    Post # 13
    Bee
    6473 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

    @Arya:  I am so sorry to hear this, scary time for sure. Please let us all know how you’re doing. x

    Post # 14
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    344 posts
    Helper bee

    I am so sorry!! I am glad you went and got checked though.

    Post # 15
    Member
    307 posts
    Helper bee

    🙁 fingers crossed that things will be okay. usually if you have discharge from both breasts it is less likely to be breast cancer. most prolactin secreting tumors are benign and people do quite well with treatment.  of course there is a chance it could be something bad but your symptoms are somewhat reassuring to me. hugs! hang in there and keep us updated.

    Post # 16
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    643 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    So glad that you went in and got this checked out. Hopefully it is caught in time. I will be thinking about you and hoping for the best possible outcome!!

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