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Both breasts are producing milk, though not pregnant and on psychiatric medication (ritx) what is it? Husband has taken it, what to do?

Both breasts are producing milk, though not pregnant and on psychiatric medication (ritx) what is it? Husband has taken it, what to do?

Galactorrhea: Is the production of breast milk when not pregnant, a condition caused by increased levels of the hormone prolactin, produced in the hypophysis. There are many reasons for that to happen, therefore is necessary to rule it out soon. Psychiatric medications can be a reason. A gynecological and endocrinologic consultation should be requested. Please talk to your primary doctor as soon as possible.

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Can produce breast milk without being pregnant?

Can produce breast milk without being pregnant?

Abnormal: If you have significant amount of milk production from your breast, it could be due to an hormonal imbalance arising from side effects from medications, or intrinsice abnormalities. An evaluation by your physician can help tease the cause out for you.

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When do you start to produce breast milk when pregnant?

When do you start to produce breast milk when pregnant?

End third trimester: At the end of the third trimester, as your hormones start to change and prepare for the new baby, breast production of milk will start to "ramp up." then when the baby comes, the nurse will clean your bundle of joy and you can start bonding with breast feeding. Best wishes.

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What is a good way for me to produce breast milk without being pregnant?

What is a good way for me to produce breast milk without being pregnant?

See below: Not sure what you are asking here. Milk production occurs to a female hormonal cycle and naturally occurs after pregnancy. It can also occur with diseases of the pituitary, such as a cancer. If you want to lactate for another reason I suggest you check with your OB doctor.

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Is there a way for my girlfriend to produce breast milk without being pregnant?

Is there a way for my girlfriend to produce breast milk without being pregnant?

Yes: Excess production of a hormone called prolactin can cause a milky breast discharge. This should be evaluated by a doctor, since it can indicate a pituitary tumor. Breast stimulation can also produce milk, if done often and long enough. This has been used by adoptive mothers to nurse their babies.

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Could you possibly produce breast milk without getting pregnant?

Could you possibly produce breast milk without getting pregnant?

Yes: If your prolactin level is high that can happen. Also certain medications can cause that. And sometimes a problem locally in the breast can cause. If that is happening I would see your obgyn to figure things out.

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Can it be possible to produce breast milk without getting pregnant?

Can it be possible to produce breast milk without getting pregnant?

Yes but not normal: There are many concerns when a non pregnant individual produces breast milk including the possibilty of a brain tumor which is initially evaluated with blood tests. Even young neonates may occasionally produce milk from circulating maternal prolactin and on occasion women who undergo breast augmentation may briefly produce milk. Mhowever in the vast majority of cases this is not normal.

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Is it harmful for a girl to produce breast milk without being pregnant?

Is it harmful for a girl to produce breast milk without being pregnant?

See doc: Breast milk production (lactation) without being pregnant usually is a sign of an endocrine problem. Whatever is coming from the breast may not be milk, but it still warrants a work-up to figure out what is going on.

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It could be possible that a girl produce breast milk if not pregnant?

Possibly: Some tumors and medication side effects can cause secretion of milk (galactorrhea).

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Producing breast milk, definitely not pregnant. Never breastfed, no visible tumor on mri. Why could this be happening?

Producing breast milk, definitely not pregnant. Never breastfed, no visible tumor on mri. Why could this be happening?

Elevated prolactin: Milk production is generally a result of elevated prolactin. Besides tumor, prolactin can be elevated in response to significant stress, hypothyroidism, repetitive nipple stimulation, and other body tumors. Drugs, especially certain psychotropic medications, and marijuana are known to raise levels.

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Curious: why would breasts produce milk with certain medication in non-pregnant women and what would this mean?

Curious: why would breasts produce milk with certain medication in non-pregnant women and what would this mean?

It's benign.: Some medications may cause alteration in hormone production or secretion. This may lead to stimulation of milk producing cells or glands in the breast and causes milk production or secretion. This is benign (not pathological) and should not cause any medical problems or harm. It's more of an inconvenience than any serious health problems or issues.

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Why am I producing breast milk if I'm not pregnant?

Galactorrhea: Possible causes for galactorrhea include but are not limited to use of birth control pills, tricyclic antidepressants, antipsychotic meds, some sedatives, fennel, anise, fenugreek, some hypertension meds, cocaine, opioids, hypothyroidism, prolactinoma, renal dz, pregnancy, testosterone deficiency in men ; significant breast stimulation.

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How can you get your breasts to produce milk if you're not pregnant nor just had a baby?

How can you get your breasts to produce milk if you're not pregnant nor just had a baby?

Stimulation: Persistent stimulation of the nipples causes prolaction production which leads to lactation. Physical activities which cause nipple stimulation, like jogging and running, can have this effect.

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I'm curious if milk is squirting out of my breasts does that mean I'm pregnant?

I'm curious if milk is squirting out of my breasts does that mean I'm pregnant?

Not necessarily: Drug allergic reactions can be unpredictable. A person's immune response to a medication could be by several different mechanisms leading to a variety of different types of reactions. It's possible that the reaction would worsen with continued taking of the medication and that is why a medication is stopped when a person is having a reaction. Sometimes the reaction continues but does not worsen.

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How do you dry the milk in your breasts after a pregnancy?

How do you dry the milk in your breasts after a pregnancy?

Dry up milk: TO dry up milk production, put ice packs wrapped in towels on your breasts 15 minutes out of every hour while awake. Wear a very tight bra. Avoid hot showers. There are also prescription medications that can help dry you up - for these call your OB/GYN.

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Help docs! Would it mean you're pregnant if milk comes out of your breasts?

Help docs! Would it mean you're pregnant if milk comes out of your breasts?

No: Milk from your breasts can be seen even when you are not pregnant. You will need to get checked, have some blood tests and a Mammogram. Depending on these results more testing is necessary. Have you missed your period? Have you done your pregnancy test? Please see a doctor.

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I had a baby 9 months ago and the milk I had in my breasts disappeared now all of a sudden it appeared does tht mean I can be pregnant?

Possibly.: Did you breast feed your baby, if so when did you stop. Are you using protection to avoid pregnancy? You can get pregnant after having a baby even before your periods return, so birth control is essential. That being said, once a woman has given birth, it is not unusual for her to secrete small amounts of milk from the breasts on occasion, especially if there is a lot of breast handling and stim.