Pink milk!

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Pink milk!
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Fri, 07-23-2010 - 1:40pm

I know this sounds strange, but I just finished pumping and noticed on the flange a drop of pink milk. I would assume blood, but I have no blisters, cuts or irritation of any kind and no pain while pumping or nursing.

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Fri, 07-23-2010 - 3:14pm
I had that happen once from the SMALLEST little cut that I didn't even see until a day or so later. I would be willing to bet it's just a tiny pin-prick type cut that you can't see. I wouldn't have even noticed mine had I not been pumping as I, too, had no pain pumping or nursing. But it turned all the milk on that one side pink. HTH



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Fri, 07-23-2010 - 3:26pm

I've had that happen when I clear a clog I didn't realize I had... I wouldn't worry about it... the next time you pump or your lo nurses the clog may clear entirely... If you weren't pumping you wouldn't know about it...

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Fri, 07-23-2010 - 4:48pm
Thanks, girls! I'll chalk it up as one of those "normal" things that just happens. LOL

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Sat, 07-24-2010 - 5:58pm

Another 'normal' possibility is that a small capillary inside one of the ducts burst open. The breasts are rich with blood when breastfeeding and the capillaries can on occasion leak or pop open. Sometimes it can be from high pump suction.......or just for no good reason.


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Wed, 07-28-2010 - 9:50pm

I actually knew of intraductal papilloma!

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Thu, 07-29-2010 - 9:51am

Haha, thanks! I love mystery diagnosis too. Did you see the one where the mom had the persistent pink milk due to a rare bacterial infection?


I always try to guess the diagnosis before they finish the show and I always 'yell' at the TV when the doctors are ignoring someone's symptoms or telling them it's psychological.

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Thu, 07-29-2010 - 5:31pm
I saw the one with the pink milk due to bacteria ... it was definitely a strange case.
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Fri, 07-30-2010 - 10:44am

I love that show but sometimes it scares me - it shows that drs are not perfect and sometimes help doesn't come quick enough, i guess it's something I already knew but it's kinda sad how much someone's condition can be ignored or brushed off...


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Registered: 09-15-2006
Thu, 08-05-2010 - 7:46pm
LOL...I clicked on this post b/c I was thinking about that mystery diagnosis case too (the one w/ the pink milk due to bacteria). Mystery diagnosis is one of my favorite shows. My DH is an ER doctor and he also loves to guess the diagnosis.
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