Lactation (secretion of milk from nipples) unassociated with childbirth or nursing.
Origin: From γάλακτος + ῥέω.
Galactorrhea or galactorrhoea is the spontaneous flow of milk from the breast, unassociated with childbirth or nursing. Galactorrhea is reported to occur in 5%-32% percent of women, much of the difference in reported incidence can be attributed to different definitions of galactorrhea. Galactorrhea also occurs in males, newborn infants and adolescents of both sexes. Although frequently benign, it may be caused by serious underlying conditions and should be properly investigated.
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Excessive or inappropriate LACTATION in females or males, and not necessarily related to PREGNANCY. Galactorrhea can occur either unilaterally or bilaterally, and be profuse or sparse. Its most common cause is HYPERPROLACTINEMIA.
The numerical value of galactorrhea in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of galactorrhea in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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