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What Causes Sore Breasts With Clear Discharge?

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I am a 25 year old female. My period has been irregular my whole life. My last period ended around Thanksgiving. I have sore breasts, and if I give them a little squeeze, I have some clear discharge from only my right nipple. I have taken a pregnancy test today, which came back negative. What other possible things could cause the pain and discharge?
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replied February 16th, 2011
There can be many causes for irregular periods, and in general, a thorough evaluation by a Gynecologist or a Gynecologic Endocrinologist will be necessary to determine the reason for your irregular menstrual cycle.

Breast pain and clear or whitish nipple discharge are both very common in young women. (You should have a complete breast examination to rule-out any serious breast conditions.)

Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS

Author, "A Cancer Prevention Guide for the Human Race"

A landmark, evidence-based guide to a healthy cancer-prevention lifestyle, based on cutting-edge cancer research.
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