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Can colostrum leak from breasts and you have a false pregnancy?

Can colostrum leak from breasts and you have a false pregnancy?

Yes: It is possible for a woman to produce breast milk in the absence of pregnancy. This can be caused by stimulation of the nipples, certain medications, or medical conditions which raise the hormone level of prolactin. If you are producing breast milk and are not pregnant, it is important you see a doctor to determine what is causing your lactation. ...Read more

Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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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How early can you feel pregnancy symptoms like breast swelling?

How early can you feel pregnancy symptoms like breast swelling?

Fairly quickly: Everyone is different, but some symptoms may be apparent when you are even a couple of days late. They will become most noticeable starting a week or two later. ...Read more

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How can I relieve engorged breasts due to prolactinoma when can't take medication?

How can I relieve engorged breasts due to prolactinoma when can't take medication?

Endocrinologist: You may want to check with an endocrinologist. There are a variety of different medications, many that are new for the treatment of prolactinomas. Also, depending on the location of the prolactinoma you may consider surgery. For example, prolactinomas of the pituitary gland are very effectively and safely treated with neurosurgery. It is something to investigate. ...Read more

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Im 11w3d prwgnant...Having engorged breasts and its leaking yellowish milk...Is that normal?Plz advice

Im 11w3d prwgnant...Having engorged breasts and its leaking yellowish milk...Is that normal?Plz advice

Normal: A bit unusual, but definitely normal. If this is not your first baby, it is much more common. Nevertheless, it's nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Presently having a heavy period with clots, on 4th cycle day, engorged breasts, bloating, fatigue.Could i be pregnant? Should i take a hpt?

Presently having a heavy period with clots, on 4th cycle day, engorged breasts, bloating, fatigue.Could i be pregnant? Should i take a hpt?

Period: If you are having a period, you would not be pregnant. If you are more concerned about the period being heavy, see your gyn dr. For eval. If you were not due for your period, or the period was very late with heavy bleeding, than that is a different story, and you should still see the gyn. Best wishes. ...Read more

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BREAST pain no period not pregnant. Healthy 25 yo f. Mom died of metastatic breast cancer. Feels like engorged breasts. Like when getting milk in. ?

BREAST pain no period not pregnant. Healthy 25 yo f. Mom died of metastatic breast cancer. Feels like engorged breasts. Like when getting milk in. ?

Evaluation: Get it checked out by your PCP as soon as possible more importantly because of your significant family history and don,t delay. Good luck and happy new year in advance ...Read more

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Breast swelling in 11year old boys?

Breast swelling in 11year old boys?

Male breast tissue: About 1/2 males will undergo a transient nipple/breast enlargement at he onset of puberty. Carrying extra weigh aggravates the issue as part of the enlargement is fat.Most will resolve slowly as other hormonal changes kick in over about a year. If the process is unchanged after 2-3 yrs & you've made an effort to lose any extra weight, it is time to discuss it with a surgeon. No meds will fix it. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm a 15 age boy ,my breast swelling?

What to do if I'm a 15 age boy ,my breast swelling?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. Let your parents know about this. ...Read more

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Pls can ovulation cause breast swelling?

Pls can ovulation cause breast swelling?

That is possible.: Breast soreness can occur due to stretching from increased fluid retention. Breast pain can occur in conjunction w premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, your period, pregnancy, hormone imbalance or use of oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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If I am pregnant why isn't my breast swelling and why am i not having morning sickness?

Not everyone: Not all women will have noticeable pregnancy symptoms. It also depends on what gestational age the pregnancy is. Breast tenderness and morning sickness are most common between 6 and 12 weeks gestational age. ...Read more

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Is breast swelling during my period normal.?

Is breast swelling during my period normal.?

Very common: Breasts swelling +/- tenderness is very common around the time of menstruation and is rarely to worry about. Swelling and bloating is usually lowest right after your period is done. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have breast swelling after pacemaker surgery?

Is it normal to have breast swelling after pacemaker surgery?

Not usually: There can be some swelling around the area where the pacemaker was placed. If it extends much beyond that area, i would discuss this with the doctor who placed the pacemaker.

Certainly, the entire breast should not be swollen. ...Read more

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How much time does breast swelling last after menustration?

How much time does breast swelling last after menustration?

Usually a week: This is related to the preovulatory estrogen surge from the ovaries, after ovulation progesterone becomes dominant. ...Read more

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What is the best way to discern mastitis from a normal increase in milk production and substantial breast swelling?

What is the best way to discern mastitis from a normal increase in milk production and substantial breast swelling?

Mastitis: Mastitis is almost always associated with redness and tenderness of the skin of the breast. It may involve a small or large area of the breast. A fever may occur. These symptoms will persist even after breast feeding. Treatment usually requires oral antibiotics and continued breast feeding. ...Read more

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Can an early period cause breast swelling and tenderness?

Can an early period cause breast swelling and tenderness?

Yes: Our breasts respond to hormone changes. Around your menstrual cycle, the breasts fill up with fluid (called cysts) which causes swelling and in turn tenderness (pain for some). The breasts will feel lumpy and tender during this time.
It is important to perform breast self exams 10-14 day after the start of your period. ...Read more

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Do breast swelling and leaking colostrum after medical abortion indicate that the abortion was successful?

Do breast swelling and leaking colostrum after medical abortion indicate that the abortion was successful?

No: Your body's hormone production that begins the lactation process does not just shut off after an abortion, and may get activated somehow by the process. This effect has nothing to do with the success or failure of the abortion itself ...Read more

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Will breast swelling go down after taking birth control for a little bit? I don't want to stop takin it but I will if this doesn't subside.

Will breast swelling go down after taking birth control for a little bit? I don't want to stop takin it but I will if this doesn't subside.

Possibly: There are many different bcp's of different composition which have different side effects. Tell your doc and he can go over the diffenent pills and different effects that you might expect. You have to communicate with him. Don't rely on telepathy. That's just for the movies and Si-Fi. ...Read more

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I'm on microgestin Lo, about to finish up my 3rd week. I've experienced breast swelling, is it possible for that to subside while still on the pill?

I'm on microgestin Lo, about to finish up my 3rd week. I've experienced breast swelling, is it possible for that to subside while still on the pill?

Yes: The fourth week consists of sugar only and are inactive. You will have a withdrawal bleed due to decreasing hormone levels. Most of the symptoms will subside. if it is uncomfortable, discuss changing to a lower dose estrogen pill or a progesterone only device. ...Read more

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Ekg done 2 days ago ovulation about to begin having rib pain I guess from breast swelling how accurate is an ekg?

Ekg done 2 days ago ovulation about to begin having rib pain I guess from breast swelling how accurate is an ekg?

Not at all: In EKG should still be accurate. If there is a significant amount of tissue (for example if someone is obese or has very significant swelling), then the lead conduction will be reduced, but the overall picture should not change. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Left persistent breast swelling & lump,3rd period in 7wks and i now have black\brown period with bright red spotting only when i wipe, age 25.

Possible infection: From your description, these symptoms really require you to see a doctor. Sounds like an infection, but breast swelling is not related to vaginal infections, so it may be several different things going on. See a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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False Pregnancy (Definition)

If "false pregnancy" is the layman's term for pseudo pregnancy, than it means that a woman develops symptoms of pregnancy, while the pregnancy test is negative. These symptom can include morning sickness, nausea and vomiting, food intolerance, no menstrual period, weight gain, ...Read more


Dr. Eric Weisman
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