Galactorrhea - Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman, MD
Last Updated on Jun 13, 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which Doctor Should I Consult to Treat galactorrhea?

An endocrinologist should be consulted for galactorrhea.

2. If the nipple discharge is yellowish or reddish, what does it indicate?

It indicates a possible infection or other serious problem for which the discharge will be studied under a microscope to determine the exact cause.

3. Can a woman get pregnant with galactorrhea?

High prolactin levels in a woman with galactorrhea can interfere with ovulation, thereby causing hormonal imbalance and irregular periods, which decrease the chances of getting pregnant.

4. Are there some home remedies or special diets which are effective in the treatment of galactorrhea?

Drinking a cup of sage tea 3-4 times a day, using parsley herb in fresh salad, using a cold compress, reduction in salt intake, even placing clean and chilled cabbage leaves inside your bra till they wilt has proven beneficial to some women. Fluid intake of at least two liters daily is also essential.

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