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Breasts Leaking Fluid (Definition)

By weeks 12-14, you may start leaking colostrum from your breasts. Colostrum is a fluid made up of water, proteins, minerals, and antibodies that you will feed your baby for the first few days ...Read more


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What could cause colostrum leaking from the breasts after an abortion?

What could cause colostrum leaking from the breasts after an abortion?

Hormone change: Breast secretion after a pregnancy can be related to the hormone changes of the pregnancy and should, therefore , disappear soon after termination. ...Read more

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What might cause my breasts to leak colostrum?

What might cause my breasts to leak colostrum?

Pituitary problem: Pregnancy or breast feeding do and that is normal. If neither is the case then see your doctor, it could be serious. ...Read more

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Can colostrum leak from breasts and you have a false pregnancy?

Can colostrum leak from breasts and you have a false pregnancy?

Yes: It is possible for a woman to produce breast milk in the absence of pregnancy. This can be caused by stimulation of the nipples, certain medications, or medical conditions which raise the hormone level of prolactin. If you are producing breast milk and are not pregnant, it is important you see a doctor to determine what is causing your lactation. ...Read more

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7 months pregnant and breasts have been leaking colostrum, third baby, nipples stinging really bad. Why?

7 months pregnant and breasts have been leaking colostrum, third baby, nipples stinging really bad. Why?

Body preparing: Congrats on baby number 3! your body has "been there, done that" before, and so knows a baby is soon to come and is now beginning to prepare for what happens after birth, including early milk production and toughing of the nipples. This time it recognizes the pattern, and so these type of changes occur earlier in subsequent pregnancies. Make sure you are getting plenty of rest to prepare for birth. ...Read more

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I'm 26wk pregnant and have colostrum leaking from both my breasts. However one breast is leaking blood with colostrum. Shud I be worried?

I'm 26wk pregnant and have colostrum leaking from both my breasts. However one breast is leaking blood with colostrum. Shud I be worried?

Be concerned.: Hello, It is not unusual for there to be nipple discharge from the breasts during pregnancy. The breasts, since they are hormone sensitive organs will respond. What is concerning is the presence of blood in the nipple discharge. This always causes me to recommend additional testing such as ultrasound of the breast, pap of the bloody fluid or mammogram. Please consult your Obstetrician. ...Read more

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Do breast swelling and leaking colostrum after medical abortion indicate that the abortion was successful?

Do breast swelling and leaking colostrum after medical abortion indicate that the abortion was successful?

No: Your body's hormone production that begins the lactation process does not just shut off after an abortion, and may get activated somehow by the process. This effect has nothing to do with the success or failure of the abortion itself ...Read more