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My wife, 69, recently had a disharge from one breast, normally

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My wife, 69, recently had a disharge from one breast, normally she is fit and o.k, keeps fit and rides horses etc, passed off as if it did not happen, but stained her underwear. clear circle 2" diameter of what looked like clear fluid, with light pink spot in the middle, no pain depression lump or other clues, happened on 5th june, nothing since, do I ignore it or should I just face her wrath, and drag her off to the doctor?



Is there any current discharge?

Soreness,redness on breast?

Any other medical history?

Is she taking any medications?

Any rash,blister on breast?

Have she undergone mammogram so far?

Any other associated symptoms?

Heaviness,tightness in breast?

Is she overweight?

Any new medication or supplement started?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Thank you Doctor, I wil lreply to your questions in the same order!No






Blood pressure ,and on a diet to avoid onset of diabetes, but clear of it at the moment, otherwise fairly fit


No rash ,blister ,seeping , pain or redness, it just occurred that day and pinking clue on her bra for two days after, and clear since, touch wood hence I am told it is nothing to worry about!


Mammogram 18 months ago, said to be clear


No other symptoms


No heavyness or tightness, we are close so I to get to inspect quietly myself!!


Probably 2 stone, I think thats 28lb, overweight 5'4" average build ,main excess weigth is tummy, but have not had children, slim arms legs etc


No new medication, blood pressure tablets, plus cod liver oil, magnesium, and calcium suppliments eats well organic plain food


Thank you so much for your advise



Thanks for providing more information.

Non milk discharge coming through nipple can be caused due to causes like -

Glactorrhea (it is the white nipple discharge due to hormonal imbalance)

Mammary duct ectasia(in this condition nipple becomes inflamed, and causes discharge)


As she has single episode of such clear discharge so chances of slight inflammation of mammary duct can be a possible cause.

And you can wait for a while for any new symptoms.


However a repeat mammogram should be advised at your next regular follow-up with your doctor.

In the meantime she should palpate her breast everyday to feel any soreness,lump formation on breast.

Motrin and warm compresses can be helpful.

In case she develops recurrent discharge and soreness on breast then consult your doctor ASAP.




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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Many thanks, will keep a look out and persuade her to get another mammogram done.


I note your cooments and will keep on file, onnce again thank you


You are most welcome.

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