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FOR FAMILY PHYSICIAN OR DOCTOR NATASHA Hi I am a male aged 35 who is fit. I have always had small bumps around my nipples I think they are called Montgomery glands. For the first time I squeezed them and a millimetre of clear fluid came out. This is the
same on both nipples and may always have been like this but I never squeezed them before. Is this something to worry about or normal. I had a full blood health check 6 weeks ago that was perfect. I do suffer badly from health anxiety and this is scaring me.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I was hoping for another opinion is it possible for a different doctor to answer this please
Sure, I will opt out to allow other doctors to answer it if you wish.
Dr. Natasha and Family physician are both offline.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes please
Hi. Neither of the doctors you requested are online now but I'll be happy to comment
There really is nothing for you to worry about with this. These are indeed Montgomery glands and the fluid inside them, when expressed like you did, is clear.
This isn't cancer if that were your concern
Let me know if you need more information please
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Experience: 20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
My concern is maybe once a week I have seen a little millimetre drop come out without me squeezing . I am constantly checking and feeling my nipples which may be causing this. I have spoken to other doctors on just answer and they have told me its normal. I can't feel and lumps under the skin or nipple and don't have Breast tissue increase or lack of shaving or erection problems. I suffer from health anxiety and I'm scared
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Did you get my second question
I understand but still there's no reason for concern here. Even if the clear liquid comes out on it's own it doesn't mean anything serious
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It is clear I was worried of cancer or something hormonal and was concerned that this shouldn't happen for a male but I have no other symptoms. So should I relax and stop panicking
Neither cancer nor a hormonal problem I assure you
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Could my constant checking and touching maybe be adding to this
Indeed it could
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Including yourself I have now asked 5 doctors on just answer who have all said the same thing. Do you think it's time to forget about this stop worrying and move on. Surely 5 doctors saying the same thing means it is normal ?
Again this is nothing you should worry about and yes it is time to move on
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
in just answer when you have a slight concern would you tell the person to go to there gp I guess I'm asking that you wouldn't tell the patient it was fine unless you truly believed that
I would never tell you anything other than my true medical opinion.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Many thanks have a good day you have eased my concerns
Entirely my pleasure and please call on me anytime
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Sorry me again. I guess I'm worried that these glands start secreting more often on there own. But are you saying as long as the fluid is clear its nothing serious
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi did you get my last question
These are nothing serious even if they start secreting more fluid. If they're bothersome to you they can either be unroofed or frozen by a dermatologist
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have read online that nipple discharge can be a sign of make breast cancer why do you think this isn't in my case
This isn't nipple discharge--Montgomery glands are entirely different
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I was just about to say is the nipple the middle part. I get you now that was what I was worried about and now realise the nipple is different to Montgomery glands. Would you believe I have a masters degree in civil engineering and I can think something as silly as that
Don't put yourself down--even I have that problem sometimes
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Are you sure nipple discharge with male breast cancer is the nipple in the middle and not the Montgomery glands
Just from the nipple--not from Montgomery glands
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
A doctor told me it could be either but I didn't think that was correct
Didn't quite understand that?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I asked a doctor was nipple discharge and Montgomery gland different and he said they where pretty much the same thing which i didn't think was right when breast cancer is involved
He was wrong--they aren't the same and you're fine--you don't have breast cancer
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Out of all the doctors you seem to reassure me the best many thanks
Again--entirely my pleasure
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Would anything hormonal be out of the nipples and not the Montgomery glands as well
No exactly sure what you meant by that?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
If discharge was caused by hormonal changes like lack of testosterone would it be nipple discharge and not Montgomery gland
It would be nipple discharge and not Montgomery gland discharge
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
An online doctor told me to get prolactin levels checked and biopsies. Surely that isn't needed with no other symptoms.
I agree--no need for that
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thanks he then retracted when I gave him all the symptoms and said I have nothing to worry about. I'm heading on a hot beach holiday tomorrow with my wife and kids and really want to enjoy myself without worrying about this
Have a great time with your family and let all this go
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
When nipple discharge is described as bloody or opaque does opaque mean a cloudy colour and not totally clear
Yes--opaque means you can't see through it
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I had read any cancer discharge would be bloody or opaque would you agree
Yes but you really need to stop your research and reading on this--that only fuels anxiety