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Increased Discharge While Breastfeeding
I've had increased vaginal discharge while breastfeeding my son -- no smell... Not blood tinged. Can this be normal because of hormones?
Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more
Just had 4th section, july 23 and bled few times since, I'm breastfeeding now w. brownish discharge - no smell, slight pain, is this normal?
1 yr before i stopped breastfeeding but now for 2 days in morning I felt v.little milky discharge leaked in my dress when I don't wear inners.normal?
Ive been having a lot of discharge since two weeks after having protected sex. I have no periods I'm breastfeeding don't want another baby?
I am 6 weeks pp an had unprotected sex twice. Both times he pulled out. I am breastfeeding and am now getting brown discharge. What is causing this?
Brown discharge: If you are breast feeding without supplementing with formula, it is unlikely but possible that you could ovulate while breastfeeding, causing the brown discharge. As you know, "pulling out" is not a reliable birth control measure, as some sperm are released before orgasm in a male. The brown discharge can also come from irritation of the post partum cervix with sex, as it is very delicate. ...Read more
Brown: Its likely old bloody discharge, however it could also be infection or blood from a new pregnancy. Breastfeeding only acts like birth control for a month or so. Check a pregnancy test and if the brown discharge has an odor or gets worse see your health care provider ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Milk or other D/C ?: Reasons for nipple discharge can include stimulation of the breast, pregnancy, medications, galactorrhea (secretion of milk or similar substance), an abscess or other breast infection, hormonal imbalances (like hypothyroidism), fibrocystic breasts (breasts are very fibrous), blocked mammary duct, breast cancer and intraductal papilloma (non cancerous mass), use of marijuana, anise and fennel. > ...Read more
Is it milk- like?: 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
6 weeks after giving birth stopped bleeding red at 3 weeks but ever since then I've had brown stringy discharge im exclusively breastfeeding ?
Still normal: Some women bleed for up to 6-8 weeks after delivery. Discuss with your OB at your 6 week follow up appointment. ...Read more
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
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