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Is it normal for my breasts to leak in pregnancy?

Is it normal for my breasts to leak in pregnancy?

Not uncommon: With hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy, that start to allow breast milk to be produced for the upcoming baby, it is not uncommon to get some leakage. ...Read more

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Dr. Ravi Chand
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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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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

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

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Just recently my right breast have been leaking is this normal, or an early pregnancy symptom?

 Just recently my right breast have been leaking is this normal, or an early pregnancy symptom?

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

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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!

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!

ITS COMMON,NO WORRY: DO NOT KEEP TESTING IT BY SQUEEZING ETC AFTER FEW WEEKS WILL STOP GET ON BIRTH CONTROL PILLS ASAP IF NO PLAN FOR YEARS TO CONCEIVE UNUSAL M/C AT 15 WEEKS IF THIS IS NOT ABORTION NEED WORK UP THE CAUSE OF THE MISCARRIAGE SUCH AS LUPUS ETC GOOD LUCK ...Read more

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Breasts leaking. Early light period. Negative pregnancy test. Prolactin levels normal?

Breasts leaking. Early light period. Negative pregnancy test. Prolactin levels normal?

Consider medications: Medications such as ssri , depression medications such as prozac, (fluoxetine) may affect your hormones and cause these symptoms. A thyroid function test may be of value ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are my breasts still leaking after pregnancy?

Variety of reasons: Any prolonged stimulation of the breasts or ongoing nursing will promote ongoing lactation. However this should stop, and if it persists you may want to seek evaluation for possible prolactin producing tumors. ...Read more

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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

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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