Can galactorrhea be prevented?

It is difficult to prevent galactorrhea. Identifying the cause can help you avoid the condition. To reduce your risk of developing galactorrhea, avoid:

  • Repeatedly stimulating your breasts and nipples
  • Conducting breast exams more often than one time per month
  • Wearing clothes that rub or scratch the breasts

What are the risk factors for galactorrhea?

People at higher risk for galactorrhea include women between the ages of 20 to 35 and those who have previously given birth.

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