Fluid From The Nipple Comes Out?
Hello .. Good evening, I want to ask. Should I consult breast complaints to a general practitioner first or directly to an obstetrician? I have checked twice with general practitioners and given antibiotics. Symptoms of this discharge before it happened a few years ago, often recurring. But I have not thoroughly checked to find out what kind of disease.
Hello Lathifah, Thank you for the question.
Do you experience other symptoms such as a lump in the breast, changes in breast size, breast pain, changes in breast skin, nipples that are pulled in, bumps in the armpit area, fever, or other symptoms? If you excrete fluid from the breast when you are not pregnant or breastfeeding, then this complaint needs medical attention as soon as possible. Fluid discharge in the breast can be caused by:
breast infection / mastitis
fibrocystic disease of the breast
excessive stimulation of the breast
side effects of using birth control pills or other drugs such as anti-depressants
pituitary gland tumor
breast cancer: intraductal papilloma, ductal carcinoma in situ
Because this complaint has occurred repeatedly, please consult with your specialist oncology surgeon. The doctor needs to ask more about your complaints and your medical history. The doctor will also do an examination of your breast as well as other supporting examinations such as blood tests, ultrasound, mammography, or MRI, if needed. From this examination, the doctor will find out the cause and determine further treatment.
Please avoid holding your breasts. Clean the liquid that comes out with a clean damp cloth. It is also recommended that you use a clean bra that matches your breast size.
Hopefully this information is useful.