• radhika sign radhika sign
    May 14, 2009
    is little milk coming out from the breast an indication of breast cancer??
    radhika sign radhika sign
    May 14, 2009

    i have a pain in the left side of my chest.my letf breast is smaller as compared to the right one?is this nomal.i havnt experienced a pain before this.when ever i press my nipple,little milk comes out,just like a dot.is this normal.plz reply m worried.

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  • PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    May 14, 2009
    PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    May 14, 2009

    Hi - None of this sounds like it would be related to breast cancer. If your left breast has always been smaller than your right, then it's nothing to worry about - it's normal for you. However, if the right breast has recently grown and become enlarged, then you'd probably want to speak to your doctor about it. As for the milk, it sounds like it could be a hormonal issue; please read our post on nipple discharge for more information about possible causes. And might the pain be related to your menstrual cycle? Bottom line, track all of these changes; if they're cyclical (and seem to worsen around the time of your period0, they're probably related to your cycle. If they worsen—more discharge, more pain, more breast enlargement—see a doctor. And oh, by the way; please don't press your nipple; that's one of the reasons you're noticing discharge. Good luck - PJH


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  • reema February 02, 2011
    reema
    February 02, 2011

    hi...

    actually i hav delivered a baby 18 months back and have not breastfeeded her much....very little....

    now after 17 months when i press my right breast i see a little milky discharge....i am worried .....wat could b d reason..can i breastfeed evn now...plzz reply

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    • PJ Hamel
      February 02, 2011
      PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      February 02, 2011

      Hi Reema - This sounds like a hormonal issue. Please read our post on nipple discharge for good information about whether/when you should see a doctor about this. Take care- PJH

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    • reema
      February 02, 2011
      reema
      February 02, 2011

      thnq...so thrs no thing to worry but jus check with a doctor if it persists for a week or can i check it now...

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    • reema
      February 02, 2011
      reema
      February 02, 2011

      and will ther be any future health problem for the baby as she is not breastfed...as of now she is healthy and has constipation sometimes

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    • PJ Hamel
      February 02, 2011
      PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      February 02, 2011

      Yes, Reema, check with the doctor if it seems to continue on for awhile...

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    • PJ Hamel
      February 02, 2011
      PJ Hamel
      Health Guide
      February 02, 2011

      I'm not a doctor, so can't give you health advice about your baby - sorry!

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