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Colostrum from breasts - not pregnant

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approximately 2 weeks ago, I discovered I had colostrum coming from both breasts. By the second week my nipples looked diffrent and they are very tender to touch. I haven't breast fed in 16 years,and my tubes have been tied for 5 years. I have not missed a cycle and have taken a home pregnancy test, which was negative. There is no redness around the breast area, and no bleeding. What else could this be if I am not pregnant? thanks so much
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replied August 12th, 2009
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Nipple discharge from both breasts and tenderness in the nipple or surrounding breast tissue, could be symptoms of mammary duct ectasia (a milk duct beneath your nipple becomes blocked or clogged), that usually affects women in their 40s or 50s.
Also, a hormonal imbalance due to thyroid conditions or your pituitary gland can cause nipple discharge from both breasts.
You shouldn't worry about breast cancer, since cancer usually causes discharge only from one of the breasts.

Best wishes!
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