What is galactorrhea?

Also known as: breast discharge

Galactorrhoea, refers to a non-breastfeeding person’s breasts producing a milky substance from the nipple of either one or both breasts. A relatively common condition, it can occur in both men (rare) and women, and uncommonly in infants.

Galactorrhoea is considered a symptom that can have many causes.


Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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