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how long does galactorrhea last

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Whitby
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Good Question!: Knowing the cause of the galactorrhea determines how the condition is treated. Often it can be a simple as medication change. Psychotherapeutic drugs ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Hormonal imbalance: Galactorrhea (breast milk production when not pregnant) can be caused by multiple events. Although our first thought is a pituitary (brain) overprodu ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Boelter
47 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Good Question: Sounds like you have done some research. You need blood tests and a possible check of your pituitary gland. I would start with a gyn or endocrinologis ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Beshay
19 years experience Fertility Medicine
Depending on cause: Galactorrhea has to be first evaluated thoroughly to diagnose the underlying cause. Once identified, your doctor may target their treatment to that ca ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Song
Specializes in Gynecology
By symptoms: Galactorrhea is diagnosed by symptoms. It is usually due to an elevation in your prolactin level, a hormone secreted from the pituitary gland. Prolact ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monica Popov
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Milk production: Galactorrhea is the expression of milk from the breast that is not associated with lactation. Some medications can cause galactorrhea. An elevation of ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
No: It is merely bothersome. However the cause should be evaluated.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Idan Sharon
27 years experience Neurology
Whiplash: Does not usually cause galactorrhea. Need to check prolactin levels.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
No and yes: Amenorrhea can happen after stopping pills but should not last more than 6 months. Galactorrhea is not. You should consider seeing a gyn, or a medical ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Szender
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not much: Other than making a mess in your bra this is typically a benign condition.
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