Am I suffering from galactorrhea?
Posted on Thursday, May 21st, 2015 at 1:08 pm
Galactorrhea refers to the spontaneous production of milk in one or both breasts unassociated with breast feeding. Although galactorrhea largely affects women, some cases have been recorded to affect males and children. Galactorrhea is a result of an increased level of prolactin, a hormone responsible for initiating and maintaining milk production in nursing mothers.
Apart from milky discharge in the nipples, galactorrhea may also be accompanied by headaches or problems with vision. Such symptoms may indicate the development of benign growths in the pituitary gland, causing it to produce too much prolactin (prolactinoma). As the benign tumors grow, the pressure inside the skull increases, causing headaches and vision problems.
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