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Can a woman lactate without being pregnant?

Can a woman lactate without being pregnant?

Yes, certain: Medications or medical conditions can cause lactation. Please see your physician if this is happening to you. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


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Is it possible for a non pregnant woman to start to lactate without medication?

Is it possible for a non pregnant woman to start to lactate without medication?

Lactation: Yes. This could be due to a prolactin-secreting tumor of the pituitary gland called a prolactinoma. It causes irregular or absent menses and galactorrhea- breast discharge. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a woman who is not pregnant to lactate?

Is it normal for a woman who is not pregnant to lactate?

No: There are several causes for non pregnant lactation and the first step is to see if your blood Prolactin level is elevated or not by your MD. ...Read more

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Can a womans breast lactate without being pregnant?

Can a womans breast lactate without being pregnant?

Yes, but usually not: A woman's breast may lactate but usually this indicates a hormonal imbalance with the pituitary gland. If this is happening then you should be examined by a physician and may need blood test to check hormone levels. ...Read more

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Wht makes a woman lactate apart from pregnancy?

Certain : Tumors, medical conditions and medication side effects. ...Read more

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How common is it for a woman to have no pregnancy symptoms at all?

How common is it for a woman to have no pregnancy symptoms at all?

Please Clarify: Have you missed a period or not? All answers depend on that question. ...Read more

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Im 19 years old woman im married , me and my husband been trying to have a baby since 1 year and 3 months and no pregnancy yet what should I do ?

Im 19 years old woman im married , me and my husband been trying to have a baby since 1 year and 3 months and no pregnancy yet what should I do ?

See your GYN: Infertility is often defined as the absence of pregnancy after a year's worth of active attempt at conception. Seems like you've been trying so it may be worth it to meet with a gynecologist to evaluate what the problem is. Maybe you're not having regular periods. Maybe you're not ovulating. Tubes blocked? Bad sperm? All possibilities. ...Read more

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Why do women lactate, and is not pregnant?

Why do women lactate, and is not pregnant?

Could be too much pr: Prolactin, you need to see your gyn, no breast stimulation for 48 hrs before and he can draw a prolactin level - blood test and then examine your breasts after to r/o problems, if the prolactin level is too high sometimes it can be associated with a pituitary tumor which can be daignosed by MRI if necessary. ...Read more

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How often do women lactate when they are not pregnant?

How often do women lactate when they are not pregnant?

Depends of if there: is a reason for it. 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

Lactate (Definition)

Lactation is the act of making breast milk. The chemical lactate is lactic acid, a product of glucose metabolism. If there are abnormalities of the kidney or the metabolism of glucose, Lactic Acid may be high. Don't confuse lactate with lactose, which is the sugar found in milk that causes gas and cramps in people ...Read more