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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What could cause colostrum/milk production in women under 30 who are not likely pregnant? Period is not yet late. Colostrum produced by both breasts

Prolactin: Breast milk is made in your breasts in response to a hormone produced in your pituitary called prolactin. Sometimes galactorrhea (milk production in the absence of a pregnancy) can be due to a tumor in the pituitary. Consider seeing a doctor to have your prolactin levels checked. Good luck! ...Read more

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What could be the problem when a woman whom is not pregnant, has milk coming out of her breasts.

What could be the problem when a woman whom is not pregnant, has milk coming out of her breasts.

Could be an issue: This may or may not truly be milk. In some cases, discharge may not be worrisome, but in other instances it can signal more serious issues. If it continues, you should see a gyn. ...Read more

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When your pregnant do your breasts start to leak milk while your pregnant or does it only happen after the babys born?

When your pregnant do your breasts start to leak milk while your pregnant or does it only happen after the babys born?

It varies: It's not uncommon to have some leakage before the baby is born. Full production, however, doesn't start until after the baby is born and the nipples are being stimulated by the infant latching. ...Read more

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Light spotting when I wipe moody get annoyed easier feel like I can't eat enough some milk coming out of my breasts of squeezed a little. Pregnant?

Light spotting when I wipe moody get annoyed easier feel like I can't eat enough some milk coming out of my breasts of squeezed a little. Pregnant?

Pregnancy is: A possibility as well as pituitary conditions. Do a home pregnancy test for reassurance. Best wishes! Http://www. Freemd. Com/s2/1707/nipple-discharge-vaginal-spotting. Htm. ...Read more

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My breasts have both been leaking milk for years it is pure white, never been pregnant and only 22 starting to get worried. What could be causing this?

My breasts have both been leaking milk for years it is pure white, never been pregnant and only 22 starting to get worried. What could be causing this?

Elevated prolactin: What you describe is usually due to an elevated prolactin level. That can be caused by a number of issues including some medications, exercise, and / or by a prolactin secreting tumor. You should see your doctor for an exam and probably some lab work (blood test) to determine a reason for your milk production. ...Read more

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If I was never pregnant then why milk comes out of my breast?

Galactorrhea: Please have this medically checked. It can be related to medications, medical conditions or a tumor. Take care. ...Read more

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I'm making breast milk, but I am not pregnant? Why?

I'm making breast milk, but I am not pregnant? Why?

Get medical eval.: 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, testosterone deficiency in men ; significant breast stimulation. ...Read more

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Why does milk drop out from breast before pregnant?

Galactorrhea: Can be caused from medications, medical conditions and tumor. Please see your doctor to determine why you are secreting milk, . ...Read more

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When milk come from the breast, does it mean you are pregnant?

When milk come from the breast, does it mean you are 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. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and wants to no when do your breast start geting milk?

Breast feeding: When your baby starts breast feeding, your breasts will be stimulated to release milk and produce more of it. ...Read more

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Can my breast have milk without being pregnant? Because they have

Can my breast have milk without being pregnant? Because they have

Yes: Milk production can occur when you are not pregnant. This usually happens to women who have been pregnant at sometime in the past. You should have it evaluated if you are not certain it is milk, it is bloody or if it is just on once side, or it is persistent. There are many causes of this, among them are certain medications, intimate activity and certain hormonal issues. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What I do if there is some drop of milk release by squeezing from breast of my wife without pregnant. Is there is any serious problem?

Probably not: Stimulation of the nipple can sometimes cause some milk secretion. If she has a lot of secretion from both breasts, she may need to be tested for a hormone imbalance. ...Read more

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Is breast milk normal without bieng pregnant?

Breast milk: 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. ...Read more

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Why do I have breast milk if I am not pregnant?

Galactorrhea: Having milky secretions in your breast outside of pregnancy could be due to hormonal disease. Most common causes of this are abnormal thyroid levels or abnormal prolactin levels. Please seee your obgyn to unmasked possible medical conditions. ...Read more

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What are the causes of breast milk when not pregnant?

Galactorrhea: Galactorrhea can be related to medication side effects, tumor or hormone imbalances. Please see your physician if you have galactorrhea. ...Read more

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Breast milk production am I pregnant?

Do not know: Breast milk production naturally occurs if pregnant....It would be helpful if you did a pregnancy test and see your doctor. There are a couple conditions that are not normal where a woman can lactate inappropriately. .. ...Read more

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If a baby suckles a woman who has never been pregnant, will woman eventually start to produce breast milk?

If a baby suckles a woman who has never been pregnant, will woman eventually start to produce breast milk?

Possibly: In the old days "wet nurses" would breast feed another woman's baby for a prolonged period, but most of these wet nurses originally started lactating from their own pregnancies. ...Read more