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Milky Nipple Discharge Evaluation
- Milky breast discharge
- A single breast lump
- Breast nodules
Testing is usually required to determine the underlying cause.
Tests that may be used to evaluate galactorrhea include:
- Blood electrolytes
- Kidney profile
- Growth hormone level
- Pregnancy testing
- Prolactin level
- Thyroid profile
- Breast ultrasound
- Breast biopsy
- Miraluma breast scan
- Breast MRI
Galactorrhea may be caused by a malfunctioning pituitary gland.
Imaging tests that may be used to evaluate the pituitary gland in someone with galactorrhea include:
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PubMed Milky Nipple Discharge References
- Leung AK, Pacaud D. Diagnosis and management of galactorrhea. Am Fam Physician. 2004 Aug 1;70(3):543-50. 
- Verhelst J, Abs R. Hyperprolactinemia: pathophysiology and management. Treat Endocrinol. 2003;2(1):23-32.