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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. Lynne Weixel
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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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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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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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I have moistness under my bra,, and read somewhere that anti depressants can cause women to lactate? Is that true? I know I can't be pregnant.

I have moistness under my bra,, and read somewhere that anti depressants can cause women to lactate? Is that true? I know I can't be pregnant.

Possible: Many antipsychotics effect prolactin levels & recently it is suggested that the SSRIs can indirectly effect prolactin as well--so you may be right--run it by your doc ...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

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21 female. Last 4 months, no period but I will bleed/spot for a day or 2 then it's done. No pregnancy. Is this something I should be worried about?

21 female. Last 4 months, no period but I will bleed/spot for a day or 2 then it's done. No pregnancy. Is this something I should be worried about?

Don't worry: If you are on the birth control pills you can have very light spotty periods as you have. Even if you are not on the pill this is okay. Your periods are just getting light now. Believe me they will change through out you reproductive life. ...Read more

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Is it normal for women not pregnant to lactate ? Does it mean something more if it's only in one breast and not bilateral?

Is it normal for women not pregnant to lactate ? Does it mean something more if it's only in one breast and not bilateral?

No: Lactation without pregnancy is an indication of some hormonal disturbance. You should visit your doctor and let him examine you and order tests to make sure your pituitory gland(located under the brain) is healthy. Sometimes a small adenoma(prolactinoma) in the pituitory gland can cause lactation like you have . It may require blood tests and x-rays of this gland to check you for this condition. ...Read more

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Can women still lactate after not breast feeding for 17 months. Or am I pregnant again?

Can women still lactate after not breast feeding for 17 months. Or am I pregnant again?

Yes: Some women continue to produce small amounts of milk years after breastfeeding. Anytime you are concerned you might be pregnant the easiest thing to do is to check a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Biotin, folic acid, collagen, evening primrose, fish oil all taken together daily, is it ok? I am 26 female. No pregnancy plan.Hypervitaminosis?

Biotin, folic acid, collagen, evening primrose, fish oil all taken together daily, is it ok? I am 26 female. No pregnancy plan.Hypervitaminosis?

Totally fine: Hypervitaminosis is a term that refers to toxic levels of vitamin a, d or e, which you clearly don't have since you are not taking any of those! biotin and Folic Acid are essential nutrients that are non-toxic and prevent birth defects. Evening primrose ; fish oil provide essential fatty acids ; are very safe. Collagen is not essential but also quite safe. You have no need to worry. ...Read more

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Female; 21; sharp pain in nipples, not breasts just nipples. Also no period in 5 months? No pregnancy, not on birth control, not sexually active.

Female; 21; sharp pain in nipples, not breasts just nipples. Also no period in 5 months? No pregnancy, not on birth control, not sexually active.

See your doctor...: Your symptoms warrant an evaluation by your physician. They would confirm that you are not pregnant (if you have never been sexually active that is an obvious however, in your information you have pregnancy documented as "doesn't know" so it sounds like maybe you think it may be possible? In addition, hormone levels would likely be tested to see if underlying cause for cycle abnormalities. ...Read more

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Can you lactate without being pregnant?

Yes: Lactation the process of continued secretion of copious milk. It requires regular removal of milk and stimulation of the nipple, which triggers prolactin release from the anterior pituitary gland and oxytocin from the posterior pituitary gland. In the absence of milk removal, elevated intramammary pressure and accumulation of a feedback inhibitor of lactation a feedback inhibitor of lactation. ...Read more

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Why do I lactate when I have never been pregnant?

Hormone issue: You should see your gyn for bloodwork and exam to be sure it is not due to a prolactinoma or other endocrinological issue. ...Read more

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Could i make myself lactate without being pregnant?

Could i make myself lactate without being pregnant?

Yes.: Theoretically, enough stimulation of the glands involving lactation can result in milk production. Certain medications can elevate hormones that may result in lactation as well. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to lactate when you aren't pregnant?

Is it possible for you to lactate when you aren't pregnant?

Yes: 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