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Breast milk secretion

08/15/2006

Question:

I AM 49 YEARS OLD, HAVE HAD MY LAST CHILD 20 YEARS AGO, LATELY WHEN HAVING SEX MY BREAST SECRETE MILK>> IS SOMETHING WRONG OR CAN THIS BE NORMAL THANK YOU

Answer:

Spontaneous, single duct discharge in a woman not breast feeding should be investigated. It is possible that you have developed a growth within the duct, called a papilloma. However, early breast cancers (both invasive and non-invasive types) can present with nipple discharge. It is very important to be evaluated by your physician. A mammogram and ultrasound should be performed, with a ductogram as well to evaluate the discharging duct.

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Response by:

Jennifer B Manders, MD Jennifer B Manders, MD
Formerly:
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati