The Nipple Comes In Accompanied By A Milky White Liquid?
Hello doctor, I want to ask, I am a 24-year-old woman and not married, from the small nipples, both of them came in, and as an adult I was anxious to get out, and I realized there was a kind of milky white liquid and sometimes my nipples (inside) were a little crusty, I occasionally wipe with a cotton bud, I have searched the internet and my nipples are among those that are very in and difficult to remove, are there any suggestions for removing the nipples and what liquid is that? Thank you
The shape of the human nipple varies. If the nipple has been inward since childhood, it is likely that the condition is an innocuous anatomical variation. But if the nipple suddenly goes inside, it is necessary to think about the possibility of breast cancer or scarring.
To help make the nipples more prominent, you can gently pull the nipple several times a day or with a nipple retractor. If you feel disturbed by the nipple coming in, you can consult with a plastic surgeon for treatment options with nipple correction.
As for the white liquid that comes out, it can be liquid milk. Although not yet pregnant, sometimes breast milk can still come out which is influenced by an increase in the hormone prolactin or galactorrhea.
But white fluid can also be caused due to other than breast milk, for example due to breast infections and breast cancer that causes discharge of pus, excessive stimulation of the nipples, dilation of the milk ducts that are not dangerous, and side effects of certain drugs.
If the milk comes out, the dried milk can look like crust on the nipples. Crust on the nipple can also be caused by dirt, dead skin cells, or the remaining soap attached to the nipple skin.
As long as there are no other complaints, you generally don't need to worry. You can do the following tips:
Clean the nipples with a mild soap
If there is crust, gently wipe it with a cotton swab or cotton bud, soak water, baby oil, or petroleum jelly, but don't rub the nipples too hard because they can cause irritation and injury.
Use a bra that is comfortable and not tight in size
Use a breast pad if necessary to absorb milk that comes out
Avoid excessive stimulation of the nipples
Do breast self-examination / check your own breasts
If you find changes in the breast, for example there are lumps, or more milk comes out and makes you disturbed, you should consult a doctor directly so that the cause can be ascertained and can be given appropriate follow-up care.
Hope it helps you,