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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As expected, galactorrhoea recovered in a few days.
In the present case, overt hyperprolactinemia with galactorrhoea manifested just after tamsulosin treatment.
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.
12% among the cases presented with galactorrhoea and 88% among the cases did not present with galactorrhoea.
Out of these 22%, only 12% cases presented with galactorrhoea. So, all patients with raised prolactin levels need not present with galactorrhoea.
Blood sampling was performed because of symptoms such as sterility, galactorrhoea, amenorrhoea, oligomenorrhoea, headache or visual loss.
Complications include amenorrhoea, galactorrhoea, gynaecomastia, infertility and erectile or ejacularory dysfunction.
of Cases Mammogram Ultrasonogram Combined Fibrocystic 7 7 7 100% Disease Infection 1 1 -- Fibroaden oma 3 3 3 100% Carcinoma 11 10 11 <Than 100% Cystosarco 1 1 -- ma Phyllodes Intra mammary 1 1 1 100% Lymph node In this Study there were 16 Cases with Benign Breast Diseases Fibrocystic Disease 7 Infection 1 Fibroadenoma 3 Cystosarcoma Phyllodes 1 Galactorrhoea 1 Duct Ectasia 1 Lymph Node 1 Eczema 1 The benign masses showed calcifications.
[3] It may be seen in menstrual and ovulatory dysfunction like anovulation, amenorrhoea and galactorrhoea. [4] Pituitary hormones such as TSH, prolactin or growth hormone may act synergistically with Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Luteinizing Hormone (LH) to enhance the entry of non-growing follicles into growth phase.
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.
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.