I have written in several forums. I know now I have extreme health anxiety. I just wanted to write in about
a sort of new issue. When I do self breast exams, I squeeze my nipples to check for discharge as I have read that’s is what you are supposed to do. Well I have noticed a clear watery type discharge coming from my right nipple only and it only happens when I squeeze. I have had it in the past and read that it is not a worry unless it is bloody so I never mentioned it to drs over the years. Now I am reading that clear discharge is worrisome. But it specifies it is worrisome if only coming from one breat, and if it happens spontaneously. Yet this IS one breast but it only happens when I squeeze. I have read about
antidepressants causing a rise in prolactin and that could cause discharge and I have been on antidepressants for at least 9 years. I have my regular yearly exam in a couple months, so I am not sure if I should wait until them or if this is something I need to worry about
and go in immediately. I feel like every 4-5 months I am running to the Gump over breast issues. I feel my anxiety is heightened since my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer over a year ago. I am 45 years old so that of course makes me more nervous. My mother was 76 when diagnosed. She was not forthcoming about
the stage so I have no information.
Is there anytime when clear discharge from a noodle is normal especially when it only happens when expressed? I am not looking for a diagnosis and I will tell my dr, but I thought I would ask around to see if anyone else had this and if it was normal.
Thanks for any help. I feel like I only have a few months out of the year of a health anxiety free life. I put myself through hell worrying about
everything to the point where it is almost too stressful to give myself a breast exam because I feel things and obsess to the point of running off to the dr. I am in high debt and my medical bills are piling because of this and I am trying to save money to move out of this house I live in with my ex. UGH. SORRY just venting.