NIPPLE DISCHARGE TREATMENT
A nipple discharge when spontaneous, persistent and unrelated to lactation is considered abnormal. Any significant nipple discharge must be thoroughly evaluated with the following information: -
NATURE OF DISCHARGE: - (milky, serous or bloody).
- Unilateral or bilateral.
- From a single duct or multiple ducts.
- Association of any mass in the breast.
- History of any drug intake (phenothiazines or oral contraceptives).
- Premenopausal or postmenopausal.
Nipple discharge may be due to benign conditions or due to breast cancer (20%).
COMMON CAUSES OF NIPPLE DISCHARGE: -
Milky colour discharge is seen in: -
- Physiological (lactation).
- Oral contraceptives.
Bloody/ sanguineous discharge is seen in: -
- Intraductal papilloma
- Intraductal cancer
- Duct ectasia
- Fibrocystic disease
Clear watery discharge is seen in: - Ductal cancer.
Green, yellow disc is seen in: - Ductal ectasia.
Purulent discharge is seen in: - Infective.
Serous or sticky discharge is seen in: - Fibrocystic disease.
HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINES FOR MANAGING DISCHARGES FROM NIPPLES: -
Some of the medicines that can be thought of are:-
- Merc Sol
- Belladonna etc can be thought of.