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"Hi good evening I am 23, and I am lactating am not breastfeeding or something buh it's almost milky in colour. "

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    A 25 years year old female asked:
    a year ago
    Hi good evening I am 23, and I am lactating am not breastfeeding or something buh it's almost milky in colour.
    Dr. Adedayo A answered:
    a year ago
    Hello,there are a few causes of this.but one of the treatable one is raised prolactin levels.this is a hormone produced in the brain and sometimes it's produced in excessive amounts with or without an identifiable cause. other things like medications you may be on can cause you to produce milk...nipple stimulation during foreplay can cause milk production too. your doctor will do your thyroid and prolactin levels as starters...if high ,he will treat accordingly.if not he will look for other possible causes.
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    A 25 years year old female asked:
    a year ago
    I had a hormone test some years back came back normal foreplay not in the picture (religiously single) currently on antibiotics to treat typhoid n malaria cld any of these be the cause? the doctor I saw some years back said I shld ignore the discharge but today it's no longer the clear discharge, it's now milky what r the possible diagnosis pls
    Dr. Adedayo A answered:
    a year ago
    thank YOU for the follow up. unfortunately medicine doesn't always have an answer...however In about 30-40% of cases,it's benign and nothing harmful is found as the cause.back to your question...the possible diagnosis for you producing milky discharge are hormonal(thyroid and prolactin).maybe you should have them rechecked. Medications like cimetidine,antidepressants,COCPs can cause it but you are only on antimicrobial,so that doesn't fit. the colour of the discharge doesn't seem in anyway sinister but continue to examine your breasts for lumps..if non of these are identified then,I'd expect it to subside eventually. I'm here for any further clsrifications
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    A 25 years year old female asked:
    a year ago
    sorry to disturb you it's from both breasts just to be sure although I wld see a doctor as soon as possible thank you very much for your time. is there a contact I can have off this platform I promise not to turn "patient-zilla" or become a PEST sir
    Dr. Adedayo A answered:
    a year ago
    You are welcome...if it's from both breasts ,then it's most definitely not likely to be due to breast lumps..It's no disturbance at all.That's why we are here..Unfortunately, the terms of use of this app doesn't allow giving patients our contacts.hence,I'm afraid all interactions with doctors on this platform have to be done via this platform. But be rest assured,via this platform, we will go you and your friends the best health tips and advice within our capabilities. So see your doctor soon to get reassessed....all the best madam.
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