galactorrhoea


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galactorrhoea

(gə-lăk′tə-rē′ə)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of galactorrhea.

ga·lac·tor·rhe·a

(gă-lak'tŏr-ē'ă)
1. A flow of milk from the breasts other than normal lactation.
2. Any white discharge from a nipple.
Synonym(s): lactorrhea, galactorrhoea.
[galacto- + G. rhoia, a flow]

galactorrhoea

Excessive flow of breast milk or spontaneous milk production at times other than after pregnancy. Galactorrhoea can occur in men as well as women, if the milk-stimulating hormone prolactin is present, as from a tumour of the PITUITARY gland. Babies' breasts can produce milk from the hormone in the mother's blood. From the Greek gala , milk and rhein , to flow. See also WITCHES' MILK.
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Out of these 22%, only 12% cases presented with galactorrhoea.
Results of analysis as per Table 4, Figure 2, shows a positive correlation between hyperprolactinaemia, galactorrhoea and infertility.
Amenorrhoea, galactorrhoea, and primary hypothyroidism with high circulating levels of prolactin.
Symptoms and signs at the time of presentation in patients with macroprolactinomas Symptoms No of patients (%) Headache 15 (100) Loss of libido 15 (100) Visual symptoms 13 (86) Erectile dysfunctions 10 (67) Gynaecomastia 7 (47) Galactorrhoea 3 (20) Decreased shaving frequency 3 (20) Infertility 3 (20) Arrested puberty 1 (7) Table II.
Blood sampling was performed because of symptoms such as sterility, galactorrhoea, amenorrhoea, oligomenorrhoea, headache or visual loss.
14 Women with hyperprolactinaemia are usually detected early due to classical presentation of amenorrhoea and galactorrhoea and usually have a microadenoma.
of cases with Cases with Cases with hyperprolactinemia galactorrhoea no.
Complications include amenorrhoea, galactorrhoea, gynaecomastia, infertility and erectile or ejacularory dysfunction.
On examination, she was pale and ill looking with no significant lymphadenopathy, no acne, Breasts-Tanner stage I, nipples not widely spaced & no galactorrhoea, no hirsutism and no webbed neck.
What you have is a condition called galactorrhoea - usually described as "a spontaneous milky discharge from both nipples in women who aren't pregnant or breastfeeding.