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can you get mastitis if you are not pregnant

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Holmes
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Mastitis: Mastitis during breastfeeding is not normal but is certainly very common. It is caused by overgrowth of bacteria in milk-containing ducts. It is mana ... Read More

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Checked: I would let your provider know about your symptoms . It appears the Flucloxcillan is not helping.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
See your doctor: Prolactin is the hormone that stimulates lactation.If you are lactating and are not pregnant or recently delivered you want to see your doctor and be ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: Yes although it wouldn't be terribly common. If you have redness, heat, swelling, burning - any of the above see a doctor and get checked.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
23 years experience Breast Surgery
Get checked out: There are some masses that form during breastfeeding that often resolve when milk production ends. I highly recommend that you get evaluated by a bre ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Jones
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: Once a woman stops birth control the chance of getting pregnant is about 15-20% per cycle. 80% of women are pregnant by one year. So it's normal to no ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
38 years experience Family Medicine
False symptoms: Pregnancy symptoms can be the same as anxiety symptoms. These symptoms include nausea, abdominal pain, and fatigue. You should try relaxing and stop ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
51 years experience General Practice
OPK test may: not be reliable. It is best if you learn how to feel when you ovulate and then time your sexual encounter accordingly.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
55 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See specialist: From what you describe, you should see an infertility specialist,
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Review/likely: Review your problem with your GYN/OBS MD to see if you require additional workup and treatment to become pregnant. All the best.

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