galactorrhea

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galactorrhea

[gə‚lak·tə′rē·ə]
(medicine)
Excessive flow of milk.
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She had the complaint of galactorrhoea for a few days and her prolactin level was >200 ng/mL (normal range: 2.8-29.2 ng/mL).
Citalopram related euprolactinaemic galactorrhoea: a case report.
Galactorrhoea can be treated with drugs and, when necessary, surgical removal of the pituitary tumour.
Galactorrhoea disappeared in 2 of the 3 patients after 3 months of therapy and in the remaining after 4 months of cabergoline therapy.
It can also produce precocious puberty, mastalgia and galactorrhoea. [4]
Breast examination revealed Tanner stage 5 breasts (adult stage) without any discharge or galactorrhoea. Examination of genitalia revealed significant clitoromegaly, with clitoral index 50mm2 [normal range: less than 35mm2].
Physiological nipple discharge and galactorrhoea (secretion of milk not related to pregnancy or lactation) are by far the most common.
A milky discharge can occasionally emerge from the nipples when a woman isn't pregnant and the medical term for this is galactorrhoea.
Parameters studied were body mass index, recent weight gain, dysmenorrhoea, dyspareunia, hirsutism, galactorrhoea and serum prolactin.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is now used routinely in the investigation of the pituitary gland, and is accepted as the most sensitive imaging method for the diagnosis of pituitary microadenomas.1 In symptomatic patients with galactorrhoea, menstrual irregularities, amenorrhoea, or impaired reproductive function, prolactin disorders should be suspected and pituitary adenoma should be sought.
Causes of nipple discharge Physiological Galactorrhoea Mammary duct ectasia Intraduct papilloma Carcinoma Purulent discharge from breast abscess Drugs (e.g.
After prolonged administration side effects such as amenorrhea, gynaecomastia, galactorrhoea and alteration of libido may also occur in some patients.