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Why do I have milky discharge from my breasts when I'm not pregnant or breastfeeding (galactorrhea)?

 

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Galactorrhea can happen in women, men, babies and teenagers.  It can be caused by medications, excessive stimulation of the nipples or have no identifiable cause. It is usually associated with hyperprolactinemia (an excess of the hormone prolactin) or with hypothyroidism.

You can find more information from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine on this topic here:

http://www.reproductivefacts.org/uploadedFiles/ASRM_Content/Resources/Patient_Resources/Fact_Sheets_and_Info_Booklets/Prolactin_Excess.pdf

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