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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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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Is it possible to secrete breast milk without being pregnant?

Is it possible to secrete breast milk without being pregnant?

Med eval.: Yes. There are a number of possible reasons for galactorrhea. Please your physician for evaluation. Take care. ...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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Can your breast lactate without being pregnat?

Galactorrhea: Would not be normal without giving birth but can happen. Please see your physician for evaluation if this is happening to you. ...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 you say if it could inducing lactation without pregnancy cause breast sagging?

Sagging Breasts: I am not a breast feeding/ breast specialist. I can only provide a partial answer to your question. Breast feeding / lactation is not considered a major factor in causing breasts to sag. I know - that isn't what my mother told me either. ...Read more

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Can cows provide milk without being pregnant?

Bovine: No. But the farmers can continue to milk them well after their calf has stopped nursing from them. ...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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What can cause high Prolactin level in a woman who is not pregnant, not breastfeeding or producing breast milk?

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

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Can cancer cells be transmitted through breast milk while breast feeding?

Can cancer cells be transmitted through breast milk while breast feeding?

No: There are no proven instances of a mother transmitting cancer to her baby through breast feeding, even if she has breast cancer. Though breast feeding would not be advisable in someone with breast cancer. ...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

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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Can specific foods help increase breast milk? Could i not be producing enough milk days after delivery? Fear baby is not full as i feed her for 5 minutes

Can specific foods help increase breast milk? Could i not be producing enough milk days after delivery? Fear baby is not full as i feed her for 5 minutes

Breast feeding: Staying well hydrated and eating a well balanced diet is the best. There are no particular foods that will increase your milk production. Check to see if there is a la leche league near you. They are a group specializing in breast feeding and can be very helpful with questions like you have. ...Read more

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Can young women produce milk without being pregnant?

Possibly: 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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Cmv can be transmited by breast milk or urine?

Cmv can be transmited by breast milk or urine?

Yes: Trasnsmission also occurs vertically (from mother to infant before or during birth) and through transfusion of contaminated blood or its product. ...Read more

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Can milk produced in the breast of female without getting pregnant or without stimulating the breast or without sexual relationship to other?

Can milk produced in the breast of female without getting pregnant or without stimulating the breast or without sexual relationship to other?

Ordinarily no: Typically, milk let down in the human breast is initiated by oxytocin which is first released at delivery ... Although more is released each time baby nurses. So, without being pregnant and nursing, it is rare to produce breast milk. Some medications can cause inappropriate breast milk production -- like atypical anti-psychotics. Call your doc if you're lactating, but shouldn't be! ...Read more

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Will enough breast pumping cause a nonpregnant woman to lactate?

Will enough breast pumping cause a nonpregnant woman to lactate?

Breast pumps, lactai: In non-pregnant women who are adopting a newborn, a combination of pumping, prolactin and a galactologue, such as domperidone, an orphan drug, will result in lactation after a few weeks. This should be done under the supervision of a physician who is a breastfeeding expert and follow one of the available protocols. ...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