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Im not pregnant but I am lactatin?

Im not pregnant but I am lactatin?

Have it check out: There are many reasons for this, some are not scary, some are bad. Please see your doctor to get this evaluated. It's important to know if it's on both side, what color is it, do you have to press it to extract the fluid or does it just leaks out. Depending on the answers above, your doctor might order you additional testins and/or hormonal labs to make sure you don't have a pituitary tumor. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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I'm 19 and have never been pregnant and I'm lactating, and today I noticed blood. Is this normal?

I'm 19 and have never been pregnant and I'm lactating, and today I noticed blood. Is this normal?

Lactation: Not normal to have breast secretions outside of pregnancy and delivery; it indicates a hormone imbalance; blood indicates irritation or trauma or infection; please be checked; a blood test for prolactin is needed; and exam is essential; pituitary can oversecrete prolactin and this is abnormal. ...Read more

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What is safe to eat while pregnant and lactating?

What is safe to eat while pregnant and lactating?

Everything in limits: Balanced diet is the best thing. Water is the healthiest drink - and lots of it (>1 gallon/d). Too much of anything is bad - like fish is really good but too much gives excess lead! carbs provide energy and are good but too much welcomes diabetes fat-soluble vitamins are good & essential but too much result in toxicity. So take 1 prental vitamin/d, not more than that. ...Read more

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Can I still be pregnant even if I am still lactating?

Can I still be pregnant even if I am still lactating?

Yes: You can become pregnant at any point in your cycle, breastfeeding or not. Certain times or conditions make it less or more likely, but anything is possible. It's a common misconception that just because your breastfeeding, you can not become pregnant. You can. ...Read more

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What can t you eat when you are pregnant or lactating?

What can t you eat when you are pregnant or lactating?

Avoid Some Foods: There is a concern in pregnant & lactating women as it relates to certain foods that may harm the developing baby when ingested. Therefore, avoid fish at risk of having high levels of mercury such as swordfish, shark, mackeral and tilefish (can affect the nervous system of the deloping fetus). Limited to a maximum of 12 oz per week (per fda). Also avoid nonpasturized cheeses (brie & blue cheese). ...Read more

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Why am I lactating if I'm not pregnant?

Why am I lactating if I'm not pregnant?

Not sure: 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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Hi. I'm a 27 year old female and am concerned because I'm lactating and have taken a few pregnancy tests that were all negative. should I be concerned?

Hi. I'm a 27 year old female and am concerned because I'm lactating and have taken a few pregnancy tests that were all negative. should I be concerned?

Check prolactin: Leaking milk is called galactorrhea and can be caused by an excess production of the hormone prolactin in the pituitary. A blood test will show if an elevated prolactin level is the cause of galactorrhea. Behind the excess of prolactin can be a benign tumor of the pituitary gland. ...Read more