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Is It Normal For My Breasts To Leak In Pregnancy
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
I'am in the 19 week of pregnancy and my breasts are leaking colostrum, normally at night, if i sleep on them.Is it normal?
Breast leaking milk during pregnancy. When is it considered normal for this to happen and when is it something to worry about? Should i squeeze it out
Lactogenesis: Milk production occurs during two stages during pregnancy. Stage I happens during the second haft of pregnancy and produce small amount of milk. Stage II happens after delivery marked by onset of copious milk production. Some women may have milk secretion during stage I. No need to squeeze it out. Hope it will help. Thanks and take care. ...Read more
Breast leakage: There are a number of causes that can lead to breast leakage. These can be caused by medications or hormones. It can also be caused by thyroid problems or elevated prolactin levels. Early pregnancy which is a hormonal state i in of itself can do this as well. Consider consultation with and your OB/GYN to evaluate. ...Read more
Had a d&c on aug 6 for m/c at 15 weeks pregnant. Is breast leakage normal? They started leaking during pregnancy but now i notice they still are help!
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
My breasts are swollen, very hard, hurts bad& leaking milk, are these common symptoms at 6 months pregnancy?
Unfortunately, yes: The milk "factory" is gearing up for production and a breast binder may help limit "production" until delivery. ...Read more
Generally yes: It is common for colostrum and milk to leak during pregnancy. It can come on its own or be stimulated by sex play for example. If you find you are starting to have uterine contractions with increasing pain and frequency (which can happen because of Pitocin (oxytocin) from your brain causing milk letdown) check with your doctor. Any masses or lumps or bloody or other color discharge should be checked out! ...Read more
My breasts hurt all the time, hysterectomy in 2010, but get the heavy pain and even some leaking common in pregnancy, no lumps felt though.?
Probably hormones: You didn't mention if your ovaries were removed with the hysterectomy or if you were placed on hormone replacement therapy..These along with age related changes can affect hormone balance in your body. A hormone called prolactin can cause milk discharge, and changes in estrogen can create breast tenderness. Get a breast examination and hormone panel blood test at your doctor to evaluate properly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My breast hurt and are leaking a clear but cloudy substance I have taken a pregnancy test and it says I am not?
My breasts keep on leaking, I keep feeling really sick throughout the day and I get a negative pregnancy test, any idea of what could be wrong?
I have pain (heavy, aching) in both breasts and one is leaking fluid. I'm not pregnant, however, the pain is similar to pregnancy pain. Any ideas?
Check Prolactin : You may have galactorrhea (milk production) when not pregnant/nursing caused by an excess of the hormone, prolactin. A simple blood test can confirm. If prolactin is high then a pituitary MRI will check the source of the excess prolactin (usually from a pituitary adenoma). ...Read more
I took a home pregnancy test and it came out negative. Now my breast is leaking could i be pregnant?
37 weeks pregnant, lots of leaking out of both breast, i feel like i could fill a 2 oz bottle. What does this mean. Also this is my 3rd pregnancy.
It is normal: It is not unusual to have leaking from the breasts at 37 weeks gestation. ...Read more
After unprotected sex my period's over a week late. I took 2 negative pregnancy tests. My breasts are leaking and have been car sick. Could I be preg?
YES: Early morning nausea, missed cycle and breast fullness are certainly early signs of pregnancy. Please do a home pregnancy test and see your GYN ASAP. At 22 years of age you MUST protect yourself using BC pills, condoms, spermicidal foam or jelly. You may need a blood pregnancy test ( HCG) to confirm pregnancy. Call today for an appointment with your gyN. ...Read more
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