Galactorrhea

ExitCare Image Galactorrhea is when there is a milky fluid (discharge) coming from the nipple. It is different from normal milk in nursing mothers.

HOME CARE

  • Avoid touching the breasts during sexual activity.

  • Perform a breast self exam once a month.

  • Avoid clothes that rub on your nipples.

  • Use breasts pads to absorb the fluid.

  • Wear a support bra.

GET HELP RIGHT AWAY IF:

  • You have galactorrhea and you are trying to get pregnant.

  • You develop hot flashes, vaginal dryness, or lack of sexual desire.

  • You stop having menstrual periods, or they are not regular or far apart.

  • You have headaches.

  • You have vision problems.

  • Your breast discharge is bloody or yellowish white (pus-like).

  • You have breast pain.

  • You feel a lump in your breast.

  • Your breast shows wrinkling or dimpling.

  • Your breast becomes red and puffy (swollen).

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.