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can a womans breast lactate without being pregnant

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
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
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
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
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
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Dr. Marci Dietrich
40 years experience Bariatrics
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
15 years experience Internal Medicine
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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
Below: It would be best to check in with your DR. There are some blood tests that need to be done.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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
9 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: Each woman's pregnancy is different.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Hoffman
34 years experience General Surgery
Hormones: In the pregnant women, her ovaries and other organs will produce hormones to support the uterus and the pregnancy. These also tend to cause breast gl ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That sounds normal.: Breast size is likely to ^ w weight gain, puberty, pregnancy, breast feeding ; possibly prior to your period.

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