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Can A Woman Get A Breast Infection If She Is Not Producing Milk
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Is it hard or impossible for a woman to breastfeed her child if she had a breast implant or breast reduction?
Yes.: If you notice a pinkish or bloody discharge, see your doctor asap. ...Read more
ToLeakOrNotToLeak: There's a small chance of that, but before you jump to that conclusion you should make sure it's not from other treatable causes, like certain medications, thyroid problems, endocrine/pituitary,etc. It's a pretty straightforward investigation so find a good internist or endocrinologist (or even a bad one who knows how to read a protocol). In the meantime,put some tissue or cotton pads in your bra. ...Read more
If a woman doesn't have fully developed breasts, is it still possible for her to get breast cancer?
Yes: By not having fully developed breasts, do you mean, pre-pubertal? Or do you mean smaller breasts? Breast cancer is dependent on many factors, many of which we know, and may of which we don't. Yes, it is possible in smaller breasted women, and is also possible in men. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If an old woman is prescribed antibiotics and oxygen in a nursing home can a member of family sign that she is not to be resucitated.thanks?
Depends on relation: If the relative is the power of attorney for health care. ...Read more
Is it normal for breast milk to leak out your breasts after 1 year of having a Baby? Or can you be pregnant again?
Can be normal but...: There are many conditions that can lead to galactorrhea (the term for milk discharge in the absence of pregnancy or breast feeding) Some causes can be as benign as stimulation during sexual activity and others can be serious. You should see your doctor to discuss a workup. see: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/galactorrhea/basics/causes/con-20025628 ...Read more
Yes: Many women who have had children and have breastfeed will go on having small amounts of dried colostrum that appears on the nipples. If there is a larger amount of discharge, then it is necessary to see your doctor to check for other issues that could cause lactation or nipple discharge ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
True!: Yes. Family history of breast cancer in second degree relatives increases the risk of breast cancer but only modestly. Family history in a first degree relative is a much stronger risk factor. In addition, if the family member is diagnosed younger age, the risk is higher than if he/she was diagnosed at older age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause high Prolactin level in a woman who is not pregnant, not breastfeeding or producing breast milk?
Hyperprolactinemia: Non pregnancy/breastfeeding reasons for high prolactin levels can be due to pituitary secreting excess prolactin (idiopathic prolactinemia), liver disease (cirrhosis), kidney disease, hypothyroidism, chest trauma and stress. Medications can also increase prolactin including psychiatric and gastrointestinal drugs. Estrogens and verapamil can also elevate prolactin levels. ...Read more
?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,& significant breast stimulation. ...Read more
Breast milk: If you are not pregnant and are producing milk, please consult your gyn. There are a variety of causes that the gyn will discuss and look for. ...Read more
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