HANDS OFF

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I’m 17 and I have this white/clear stuff com­ing from my right boob, and it’s been hap­pen­ing since early last year. My boob doesn’t hurt and I’m not preg­nant, but I’m re­ally scared. What could it be?

Leaky

Al­though any dis­charge (par­tic­u­larly if there is blood present) needs proper di­ag­no­sis, I think in this in­stance you can prob­a­bly re­lax. One of the most com­mon rea­sons for on­go­ing milky dis­charge from a non-lac­tat­ing breast is con­tin­ued stim­u­la­tion (squeez­ing) of the nip­ple. It’s a nor­mal re­sponse from a breast. Of­ten girls tell me they were just check­ing to see if it had stopped, not know­ing that the ac­tion kept it go­ing. D’oh! Hor­mone is­sues can cause nip­ple dis­charge, but I would ex­pect both breasts to be in­volved. If it doesn’t set­tle with some ‘hands off’ treat­ment, please get it checked by your doc­tor.

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