Inger Friberg, MD
Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology
Location and Office HoursFriberg Medical Associates
Glencoe, IL 60022
What is a urogynecologist?
Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answeredA urogynecologist is a gynecologist or a urologist with a subspecialty in diseases and conditions that affect the urinary structures in women.
What is spontaneous nipple discharge?
Spontaneous nipple discharge is when fluid comes out of the nipple on its own. This means a person has not squeezed or pressed on a nipple or breast to force out the fluid.
Spontaneous nipple discharge is often noticed as a stain on a bra or clothing. Sometimes a person can see this discharge after taking a shower.
Fluid that comes out only when the nipple or breast is squeezed or pressed is different from a spontaneous discharge.
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Should I wear my bra when I sleep?
Jame Heskett, MD, Obstetrics & Gynecology, answeredBecause of the restrictive nature of a bra, and the way it compresses the small blood vessels in the skin around the breasts, I would not wear one to bed. Since you are not undergoing any activity in bed (well, except the obvious) that would require support, there really is no need for the support for the entire night of sleep, and letting the blood flow more freely, and lymph drain without the compression of the bra is really the best for your overall health. If you feel like you want some support, you can try a looser-fitting shelf bralet or tank top as a middle ground.
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