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Hello doctor, my girlfriend is 22yrs old anf is not pregnant nor breast feeding but she is having nipple pain and blood vomitings. What might be rsn?

Hello doctor, my girlfriend is 22yrs old anf is not pregnant nor breast feeding but she is having nipple pain and blood vomitings. What might be rsn?

The nipple pain: Is not related to the bleeding, also called hemptosyis. There a few reasons why she may vomit blood but all of them require a doctor visit. In the meantime get Omeprazole 40 mg per day, highest chance is an ulcer. Get a pregnancy test, could be recurrent nausea of pregnancy and elevated hormones, but bring her in, she sounds sick. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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What does blood in the urine mean if breastfeeding?

What does blood in the urine mean if breastfeeding?

Not normal: Visible blood in the urine is not normal and should be investigated. Common causes are infection, kidney stones, inflammation, tumors. See a urologist for a complete evaluation to ensure early diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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If nipples are for breastfeeding a baby, so why do men have them?

If nipples are for breastfeeding a baby, so why do men have them?

It's embryology: All humans start off as essentially female in the womb no matter what your chromosome arrangement is. After several weeks, if you have a Y chromosome, testosterone kicks in and it changes the chemistry in the genitals and the brain. But the nipples are already there...so they stay. ...Read more

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What is the best way to take care of my nipples while breastfeeding?

What is the best way to take care of my nipples while breastfeeding?

Lanolin: Exposure to air to "toughen" the sensitive skin and lanolin cream for soothing relief are helpful ideas. ...Read more

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Why do nipples itch while breastfeeding?

Different things: It could be dermatitis or yeast from staying wet much of the time. You can air dry them between feedings or use nipple shields that keep them from direct contact with wet clothing. You can find those at a breastfeeding supply store. You can put lotrimin (clotrimazole) af cream on them 3 times a day for a week to clear up yeast. You just wipe off any excess before feeding, but don't worry about a small amount. ...Read more

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Can a breastfeeding consultant order blood work?

Can a breastfeeding consultant order blood work?

Not in most locals: State rules vary but most require a physician, pa or certified nurse practitioner to order any lab. Most consultants work alongside some of these professionals & can recommend that it be done. ...Read more

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Can I take blood pressure pills while breastfeeding?

Can I take blood pressure pills while breastfeeding?

Yes: There are very few medications that absolutely can't be taken while breastfeeding. If you need specific information on your meds, you can access that on the web lactmed or the infant risk center, a service for mothers, at (806)-352-2519. ...Read more

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Does a mothers blood sugar affect a baby through breastfeeding?

Does a mothers blood sugar affect a baby through breastfeeding?

Probably not: Are you wondering whether it would be a problem for a diabetic mother to breastfeed? The breastmilk may have elements from the blood serum but it is secreted in the milk ducts and not directly produced from blood serum. So I don't think mother's blood sugar will affect baby through breastfeeding ...Read more

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What happens if you are breastfeeding, and using blood pressure medication?

What happens if you are breastfeeding, and using blood pressure medication?

Depends: Depends on what you're using. The worst case scenario is to pass along the medicine to the baby and cause it to have low BP. Not all BP meds pass into the milk, though, so contemplative choice of medication is indicated. ...Read more

Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more