- cimetidine (for stomach problems)
- oral contraceptives
- some antidepressants and other drugs for psychological problems
- domperidone (for nausea).
- The cause is very, very unlikely to be breast cancer if the discharge is coming from several pores, it does not contain any blood and you are under 50 years of age.
- If the discharge is bloodstained, or it is emerging from just one pore, your doctor will refer you to a hospital clinic for tests (such as ultrasound, mammography and looking at the discharge under the microscope) to make sure that breast cancer is not responsible.
- If the discharge is milky and coming from both breasts, your doctor can do a blood test to check for an imbalance of the hormone prolactin.
Written by: Margaret Stearn
Edited by: Margaret Stearn
Last updated: Monday, January 16th 2012
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