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Nipple discharge/letdown feeling

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Hi all,

I’ve been experiencing right clear/yellow nipple discharge from my right breast since Novemberish of last year. It’s only when I squeeze, never spontaneous. I’ve been to my Obgyn and had an ultrasound and a mammogram, which resulted nothing but dense breasts. There’s no palpable lumps. I had a prolactin level drawn which was normal. I went to a breast specialist who basically said let’s watch it and see but sounds like it’s nothing.
In the last few weeks I’ve developed what’s almost like a letdown feeling in that breast. The discharge is still the same. I don’t feel any lumps still.
Is there something else I should do or be concerned about? Would you pursue any additional testing? I do have an appointment again with my ob in a few weeks for my annual and I plan to bring it up, but is this concerning? I appreciate any and all advice. Thank you!

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  • katg
    katg Member Posts: 213
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    smitch1- I cannot see how a discharge is not a concern. Ask for an MRI. If you asked them why the discharge, I hope they have given you many reasons why breasts do this. I do not see your age, but i never had children so mine being used for milk was never there. That is what came to mind in your situation. Questions. Ask why you should not be concerned. Our bodies. We must advocate for ourselves as you are. Ask your OB and voice your real concerns. Let us know. Sometimes it is just a body doing what it does.

  • smitch1
    smitch1 Member Posts: 3
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    Thanks for the input! I plan to inquire about an mri when I go back to my OB. How common is it for the ultrasound/mammo to not catch something and an mri does?

  • katg
    katg Member Posts: 213
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    I had a CT Scan, and ultrasound after a mammogram. For a breast MRI you are facedown with your breast down. That imaging sees the circumference. I was not big breasted, but it saw a different view. Please ask the doctor these questions. I cannot see how any breast discharge is good, unless you are nursing a baby.

    Keep us posted.

  • smitch1
    smitch1 Member Posts: 3
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    Thank you. I called the breast specialist today just to express my concerns and they said unless the discharge is spontaneous and bloody they wouldn’t really do anything else. I’m going to see if my ob will order the mri. Thanks for the input. I’d anyone else has input I’d love to hear it. Thanks so much.