Breasts are supposed to be most attractive part of a female body. Most of the women feel pride to have beautiful breasts but what if they are not healthy? Women who provide breastfeeding to their child have breast discharge which is quite common but in any other case it might be a symptom that needs treatment. Abnormal breast cancer symptoms needs to be examined so that it can be treated at early stage.
Circumstances other than normal breastfeeding, where a woman faces continuous breast discharge may be due to hormonal imbalance known as galactorrhea. Any liquid release other than breast milk could be a sign of infection, inflammation or tumor in the breast. The pituitary, thyroid, adrenal and ovarian glands are responsible for the production of breast milk.
If the thyroid gland is not producing enough hormones then it could lead to untimely release of breast milk. Other reason could be a non cancerous growth on the pituitary gland and at the same time the menstruation may stop. Even if there is some diseases of the part of the brain that controls pituitary gland or causes such as stress or intake of drugs such as birth control pills, narcotics, antidepressants could be held responsible for breast discharge.
Most of the above mentioned cases don't have much risk whereby the physician may ask for blood test, breast tests or analysis of the fluid. If the liquid is not milk or is bloody, thin, green, and white or yellow it could be possibly a breast tumor or infection. Breast tumors can be removed through surgery.