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A 24-year-old female asked:

My breast leak milk & are sore. does anything else besides being pregnant causes this? i'm on depo-provera shot

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Dr. Byron Hapner
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Several reasons: Excessive breast stimulation, underactive thyroid, overactive pituitary--these are some of the reasons for leaking breast milk (galactorrhea). Best to be seen by a doctor.
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Last updated May 26, 2016

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