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Blood from breast abscess?

Blood from breast abscess?

Usually not: If you have bloody nipple discharge, that needs medical evaluation, and most commonly is related to a growth on the lining of a milk duct. If there is bloody drainage from the incision made on the skin to drain the pus, that is perfectly normal until it heals. ...Read more

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Negative blood test and white milk discharge?

Negative blood test and white milk discharge?

Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, you did not state what blood test. Were you tested for serum prolactin? How much discharge? Any relation to periods? It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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Breast milk supply worry?

Breast milk supply worry?

Not sure: What you are asking. If you are having a breast milk supply worry look for a lactation consultant in your area. Mothers milk tea also can increase supply as can chinese medicine. Find an acupuncturist/chinese medicine practitioner in your area. ...Read more

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3mos baby often straining, and just now passing greenish liquid stool with mucus and foamy. Only drink breast milk. Should I concern?

3mos baby often straining, and just now passing greenish liquid stool with mucus and foamy. Only drink breast milk. Should I concern?

Not particularly: What you consider straining may just be baby dealing with the issue at hand.Weak belly muscles, needing to poop without sitting upright where gravity helps, and making any sound they want because they don't care what they sound like.Sounds pretty normal. ...Read more

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12 weeks infant with mucous blood tinged stool?

12 weeks infant with mucous blood tinged stool?

Blood in stool: If your baby has not been checked by your pediatrician, please do so asap. If formula-fed, the most common cause is cow's milk allergy (regular formulas are cow-milk-based). Another cause could be bacterial infection. Some constipated babies can develop anal fissures. ...Read more

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Blood mixed with light coloured stool. String stuff and mucus. Does fresh blood come from higher than the sigmoid colon?

Blood mixed with light coloured stool. String stuff and mucus. Does fresh blood come from higher than  the sigmoid colon?

Blood in stool: must be evaluated with formal anoscopy and colonoscopy. Ehat you describe "sounds" like IBS or colitis- examination is necessary to diagnose. ...Read more

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Does drinking milk increase breast milk?

Does drinking milk increase breast milk?

No: Nursing or pumping more often will increase milk supply. But it is important to stay hydrated and eat healthy when breast feeding. ...Read more

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Leaking breast milk when not a pregnanat?

Leaking breast milk when not a pregnanat?

See a doctor: Strongly advise seeing a doctor to verify it is milk or other type of secretion. Could be related to gland infection or pituitary gland disorder. ...Read more

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Breast cancer and problem with urine flow?

Breast cancer and problem with urine flow?

No: More likely because of pelvic muscle relaxation. A urologist or gynecologist can help sort out the problem, and determine if surgery could help. ...Read more

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Gas, mucous that is blood tinged stool?

Gas, mucous that is blood tinged stool?

Colitis: Mucus colitis with blood tinged stool can occur with irritable bowel syndrome, proctitis,inflammatory bowel disease like ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease or certain bowel infections . A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you if symptoms persist. Appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more

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9 week old baby with blue and white poop. She's on breast milk exclusively.

9 week old baby with blue and white poop. She's on breast milk exclusively.

Newborn stools...: Newborn stools can be various colors; however, blue and (especially) white sounds concerning. Get an appointment with her pediatrician immediately and bring a dirty diaper to let them see that stool that you are referring to! ...Read more

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Bloody mucus before and after my period. Some fresh blood and dry blood clots, too. Is this cancerous?

Bloody mucus before and after my period. Some fresh blood and dry blood clots, too. Is this cancerous?

Unlikely but see gyn: There are many more things that can cause that other than cancer. The best initial approach is to visit your gyn and have a physical exam. They can usually no needed ultrasound procedures in their office and then determine along with bloodwork if anything further needs to be done to figure out the causes. Cancer is possible but less likely than more benign causes. ...Read more

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Blood spotting in vagina, constipation after coughing,?

Blood spotting in vagina, constipation after coughing,?

Menopause: Have you gone through menopause yet? Constipation and coughing likely aren't connected ...Read more

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Age 24. Gave birth a week ago. Dark looking breasts during pregnancy. Flat nipple. Blood from both breasts in colostrum. Boil beside breast. Advice?

Age 24. Gave birth a week ago. Dark looking breasts during pregnancy. Flat nipple. Blood from both breasts in colostrum. Boil beside breast. Advice?

Nipple problems: If someone is breastfeeding and has cracked nipples there may be some blood. Most women don't have to deal with that. Also need to have someone see if it is a boil - as in an infection - or if it is a blister from nursing. If someone is having problems breastfeeding it would be a good idea to talk to a lactation consultant. Also should have breasts checked by MD to see if infected or not. ...Read more

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Can small amounts of blood clot (jelly-like blood) or thin stretchy discharge in brown or red colour occur during implantation spotting?

Can small amounts of blood clot (jelly-like blood) or thin stretchy discharge in brown or red colour occur during implantation spotting?

It could but : Implantation only occurs when someone is pregnant. Since you are taking birth control pills according to your profile breakthough bleeding from the pill is a much more likely cause. Implantation bleeding is very popular on the internet but not really common in real life. If your pregnancy test is negative then you are not pregnant and this is not implantation bleeding. ...Read more