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False Pregnancy Engorged Breasts
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
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
Every now and then I seem to lactate out of one breast only. Is it normal I've had the mirena (levonorgestrel) for 3 years now? I've gotten false pregnancy tests b4
It would be best to check in with your DR.
There are some blood tests that need to be done. ...Read more
My pregnancy test results are negative,but my period is a month overdue,my breasts are tender,and I've been cramping.could I be having false pregnancy?
Preg test: Unlikely. See your doc to have blood drawn for a serum preg test. ...Read more
Yes: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Vomiting stopped, breasts still sore and veiny, could it be a phantom pregnancy? Tested again and came up negative
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
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
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
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
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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Breast swelling =: fluid accumulation in breast.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
I'm 13 week pregnant and feel my breast swelling and painful. My nibble and the area around it is getting darker and take bigger space. Is it normal?
Normal: That's what happens.Get a more detailed answer ›
Gradual: It is a gradual process of change. ...Read more
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
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
Do breast swelling and leaking colostrum after medical abortion indicate that the abortion was successful?
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
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?
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
I was rxed orthotricyclinlo to control endo pain, but it caused breast swelling.Quit pill 3months ago- swelling hasn't receded/still painful. Tsh levels perfect, good diet, exercise, not pregnt.Thoughts?
Drug side effect: Some prescription drug side effects do not go away immediately. Consult with your primary care physician or internist to investigate the possible cause(s) further. ...Read more
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
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