At anytime I can make green discharge from my nipples, Is it true an infection can cause nipple discharge. My doctor took a sample of the discharge fluid and send it to a lab for testing, He said it was Staphylococcus. But never gave me any meds, he said it was normal. not to worry about it that everyone has it on their skin. but that was like 5 years ago and I have the same discharge and I have even had blood come out since. what should I do? is this normal? Also FYI 6 years ago I had a staphylococcal infection that was a boil on my chin, my finger and my cheek at three different times, after three rounds of antibiotics, I had to go to an infectious disease Specialist, that gave me sulfur based med and it went away. Is it possible that I have Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, known as MRSA,? Is there a test for it?
24 Jan 2013
It is more then possible you have mrsa and it won't go away with proper treatment. I would see a gynecologist for your breast. Yes staph is normal on the skin, staph epidermis. MRSA and regular staph aureus are not. These are pathogens and need to be dealt with. It is never normal to have green discharge from your nipple.
25 Jan 2013
I agree with Kaismama. It is normal for Staph to live on the skin but not in the mammary ducts inside the breast. I would see your gynecologist or get a second opinion. When was your last mammogram? Not to scare you, but I took care of a woman who had breast cancer and had greenish nipple drainage. It could very well be MRSA. Yes, they can do a test for MRSA and it needs strong antibiotics to get rid of it. You should not have nipple discharge or blood coming from the nipples. Get yourself a second opinion. If you havent had a recent mammo-get one and be sure to do your self breast exams and let the Dr know if you find any lumps or thickened areas.
25 Jan 2013
I cannot imagine a doctor ignoring this for 5 years. You need another doctor. Maybe I misread and you had it 5 years ago and it came back--- and the doctor is ignoring it-- You still need another doctor. I'm 71, I breast fed 3 babies. When I was in my mid 40s, I got a breast infection, breast abcess, and I was able to treat it myself, but if it hadn't improved, etc. I would have been in the doctor's office-and I wouldn't put up with anything over 2 weeks. When the weather made travel good, I went to my doctor that gave me hell. As he said, women lose their breasts over things like that. He gave me an antibiotic to make sure. Find another doctor-about the blood, are you milking yourself to get rid of it? Having blood in the discharge means that there is internal damage to your flesh and that can set off a different infection. I knew a lazy farmer that went in and eat. while the milking machines milked.
The milk company stopped buying the milk when they realized there was blood in the milk. The vet came out and ordered the dairy herd to be destroyed. So get in and see somebody competent-Even go to an ER. This is very bad-
25 Jan 2013
As the others say. Get the medication. Very serious if it suddenly goes systemic. The blood is not a good sign. When nursing one continues nursing to keep the ducts open. However, it doesn't sound like you are nursing. Blood from a discharge can be associated with various duct cancers. Get that new specialist, not a general physician and get checked out right away. A gynecologist should be your first stop. Let them know you are having a discharge with blood when you make the appointment so they see you right away. No need to get on a future appointment list and worry all that time. I will be curious to hear what happened. Hope it is easily corrected.
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