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Can a womans breast lactate without being pregnant

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes, but usually not: A woman's breast may lactate but usually this indicates a hormonal imbalance with the pituitary gland. If this is happening then you should be examin... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
No: Lactation without pregnancy is an indication of some hormonal disturbance. You should visit your doctor and let him examine you and order tests to mak... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Yes: Some women continue to produce small amounts of milk years after breastfeeding. Anytime you are concerned you might be pregnant the easiest thing to d... Read More
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics 42 years experience
Yes, but: Lactate, to me equivalent milky white discharge from both nipples. Yes, it can continue well after you are finished with breastfeeding. But, if the ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: This is certainly possible and can occur from certain medical conditions (prolactinoma, eg) or medications. Not all breast discharges are normal l... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Galactorrhea: Would not be normal without giving birth but can happen. Please see your physician for evaluation if this is happening to you.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Nursing: You will have breast milk as long as you keep breastfeeding the baby. If for some reason you decide to stop then you will stop making more milk althou... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
No: Each woman's pregnancy is different.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
That sounds normal.: Breast size is likely to ^ w weight gain, puberty, pregnancy, breast feeding ; possibly prior to your period.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Playing with nipples: The amount of time you take to stimulate your breasts daily is abnormal. Suggest you obtain psychological counseling to help you to be more comfortab... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Breast pumps, lactai: In non-pregnant women who are adopting a newborn, a combination of pumping, prolactin and a galactologue, such as domperidone, an orphan drug, will re... Read More
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