Hi I am a 35 year old female with nipple discharge and headaches that seem to be getting more intense. My first visit to the doctor about this problem was in 2007. I was told that it was normal and would clear up on its own. At the time the headaches hadn't started and I didnt have any breast pain. The nipple discharge never stopped from the time I had my daughter in 1999 to this present day. I have noticed it has slowed down and I have to manual express the nipple for for the discharge to come out. In 2009 I stated having having headaches and as time went by they have been more intense but only on my right temporal area. Now I have nipple discharge, headaches everyday , and breast pain, fatigue and drowiness. I had a mammaogram done it showed fibroticyst breast. My current doctor put me on propranolol to prevent the migraines, but id didnt help after being on the medication for 2 weeks, it made my blood pressure drop so he took me off the medicine and referred me to a neurologist. Im hoping someone can help me with this. The headaches i have dont allow me to do daily activities, my right eye is sensitive to light. The pain i feel is described as pressure and a pulsating feeling in my right temple.View Thread
Thank you so much. You have given me a place to start. As I was reading your email it came to me how many times I have had to go to the hospital for chest pain. Everytime I have had an ECG it has been abnormal and always showed T wave inversion. I have always been told by doctors that its non specific. But after reading the article and seeing what the rhythm strip looks like on an ECG I now know it my be worth looking into. I have tricuspid regurgitation and I was diagnosed in 2002, I just hope and pray I find a cardiologist that will do a right ventricular angiography on me. Thank you once again.
I am now taking Lopresser 50mg to help with the palpatations. But it seem I still have them off and on. I was in the hospital a few weeks ago for chest pain. The only thing that they found was I was having palpations and thats when they prescribed the Lopresser. My lab work showed a low serum myoglobin and elevated d dimer, low calcium. After looking through my medical records my d dimer seem to be increasing at a steady pace. I also have a constant low grade fever that never goes over 100. I was taking the Midrin for the headaches, and before that Tyelenol. So I didnt even notice a fever. But I have been having a constant fever for over a year or more. I dont know what to do. Its so hard to find a physician who listen. What do I do next? Oh when I was admitted in the hospital the EKG showed anterolateral ischemia, ST changes, T wave inversion???? Please help.View Thread
I just wanted to correct you. The hysterectomy was age 23 and the PE was age 32. I have had alot of serious medical problems for my age, but living in chronic pain has become a part of my life. I can only hope for the best. My appointment is on the third of December. I'm hoping to get my CT scan the same day. My first surgery was when I was 9 months old. I had Intussusception. When I was seven I started getting sore throats and strep that wasnt treated and I got rheumatic fever. I didnt find out I had tricuspid regurgitation until 2002, because i went to the hospital complaining of chest pain. thats when they found the pericarditis and the tricuspid regurgitation. When I got my menstrul cycle at 12 years of age, my cramps were terrible as i got older they got worse. In 2002 I had to have a hysterectomy because I had endometriosis, left one ovary. Before the hysterectomy I was getting recurrent ovarian cyst, the biggest one was 9cm. 5 months ago I had a partial bowel obstruction. Im only 35 and sometimes I feel older, throughout my whole life it really hasnt been a time when i wasnt ill. Some people complain about the flu or common cold. I wish I was that lucky to get minor illness like that, but when i get sick its always serious. Thanks for listening this means alot. Wish me luck.
Thank you for you advice. As of present day my doctor has not checked my prolactin level. I did have a hysterectomy at age 23, although one ovary was left. If I didn't have the nipple discharge I would say agree with you that it is a migraine. If the headaches had started before the nipple discharge that would had made me think different as well. I have a had the nipple discharge every since my last pregnancy in 1999. The only thing that changed since the birth of my last pregnancy is I have to manual express the fluid. Everythin I have read makes me think its putuitary tumor. I have every symptom. But once I go to the doctor I will know after the MRI and or prolactin level. I have to trust my instinct. This is why in 2010 I woke up with sharp chest pain, and when I took a breath it hurt very bad. I took asprin and got ready for work. I worked through my whole shift knowing something very bad was going on. But because I thought I was too young, and had been told by doctors and nurses on more then one occasion I was too young for this or that. I waited went home and when I couldnt take the pain anymore or get a good breath, I went to the emergency room. I checked myself in I told them what was wrong. My O2 stat was okay in the high 90's. So they had me wait in the waiting room and when they were ready to the diagnostic test they cam and got me and sat me right back in the waiting room. Upon the results coming back from CT, a tech came and took me to a room, thats when the doctor told me I had a blood clot in my right lower lobe. I asked the doctor why did you wait so long to get me a room, when i already told the nurse what i thought was wrong? He told me because they didnt suspect a clot because of my age. So I thank you for your advice.View Thread