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31 weeks pregnant leaking colostrum (not much) only when I press my nipple or put cream on. Is this normal? Why does this only occur with some women?

31 weeks pregnant leaking colostrum (not much) only when I press my nipple or put cream on. Is this normal? Why does this only occur with some women?

OB/GYN: You should certainly discuss with your ob/gyn and avoid stimulation of the nipples which can lead to premature contractions. Since your pregnancy is 31 weeks that would endanger the health of the fetus. ...Read more

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I leaked a lot with my first/second pregnancies at 3months but not at all with this one-im 24weeks. Is that normal? *leaked colustrum

I leaked a lot with my first/second pregnancies at 3months but not at all with this one-im 24weeks. Is that normal? *leaked colustrum

Breast leakage: Yes, this is normal. After a couple of prior pregnancies your body gets more efficient at managing all the changes that go on in pregnancy. Thus, you usually have less discomfort, labor is shorter, you are less likely to tear at birth, and your breasts become more efficient at lactation, which includes the early production of "pre-milk" (colostrum). If it is there, it is normal to leak. ...Read more

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What might cause my breasts to leak colostrum?

What might cause my breasts to leak colostrum?

Pituitary problem: Pregnancy or breast feeding do and that is normal. If neither is the case then see your doctor, it could be serious. ...Read more

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Is brown liquid that leaks from my nipples colostrum?

Not likely: Colostrum is usually a clear or slightly cloudy fluid from the nipples present in a mother only for the first few days after delivering her baby. Your discharge should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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I'm leaking a thick fluid from my nipples? Colostrum?

See your doctor ASAP: Leaking any fluid from nipples should not be taken lightly unless you are breast feeding. Rare condition such as prolactinoma is one of the possibilities. ...Read more

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Causes of leaking colostrum when not pregnant?

Nipple discharge: Nipple discharge in a woman who's not pregnant or breast-feeding isn't necessarily abnormal, but should be evaluated by a doctor. A nipple discharge may look milky, or it may be yellow, green, brown or bloody. Nonmilk discharge comes out of your breasts through the same nipple openings that carry milk. The consistency of nipple discharge varies from thick and sticky to thin and watery. ...Read more

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Third trimester, third baby, leaking colostrum, is it ok to pump?

Third trimester, third baby, leaking colostrum, is it ok to pump?

No: Actually stimulating the breast by pumping might cause you to start having uterine contractions. ...Read more

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What could cause colostrum leaking from the breasts after an abortion?

What could cause colostrum leaking from the breasts after an abortion?

Hormone change: Breast secretion after a pregnancy can be related to the hormone changes of the pregnancy and should, therefore, disappear soon after termination. ...Read more

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Is it possible to leak colostrum when you are not pregnant?

Is it possible to leak colostrum when you are not pregnant?

Yes, but abnormal: It's possible to leak milk if not pregnant. That's called galactorrhea. It's not normal, though, and warrants a proper investigation. Try to see a board certified reproductive endocrinologist who would be a type of doctor to specialize in this sort of thing. ...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 have been sore for about 3-4 weeks now, they've gotten bigger, also hurts if anyone hugs me & they're leaking colostrum whenever I shower?

My breasts have been sore for about 3-4 weeks now, they've gotten bigger, also hurts if anyone hugs me & they're leaking colostrum whenever I shower?

Breast pain: Your symptoms are most likey due to increased prolactin production by the pituitary gland in the brain, you need to see an endocrinologist for examination, evaluation & workup. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is colostrum leaking even without breastfeeding for 4 years a very early sign of pregnancy?

Is colostrum leaking even without breastfeeding for 4 years a very early sign of pregnancy?

No see your gynor me: It is most likely a sign of hyperprolactinemia, have u seen your gyn the last 4 yrs because if u have this should have already been worked up, if u were my pt in coral springs, fl, I would draw a prolactin level nad make sure your breasts have not been stimulated for 48 hrs before and then a breast exam and you would need breast studies and u may need an MRI of your pituitary gland to r/o tomor. ...Read more

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7 months pregnant and breasts have been leaking colostrum, third baby, nipples stinging really bad. Why?

7 months pregnant and breasts have been leaking colostrum, third baby, nipples stinging really bad. Why?

Body preparing: Congrats on baby number 3! your body has "been there, done that" before, and so knows a baby is soon to come and is now beginning to prepare for what happens after birth, including early milk production and toughing of the nipples. This time it recognizes the pattern, and so these type of changes occur earlier in subsequent pregnancies. Make sure you are getting plenty of rest to prepare for birth. ...Read more

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Been trying to conceive for almost 3months neg. Pregnancy tests but I'm leaking colostrum could I be pregnant?

Been trying to conceive for almost 3months neg. Pregnancy tests but I'm leaking colostrum could I be pregnant?

Breast discharge: If your pregnancy test is truly negative, have your MD do a prolactin blood test to see if you have an elevated value which can cause colostrum and prevent conception if not treated. ...Read more

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I'm leaking a clear liquid from my nipple, could it be colostrum and could I be pregnant or can you leak colostrum without being pregnant?

Leaking breasts: You may have a condition known as galactorrhea which is caused by high prolactin levels. This can occur without you being pregnant. Consult your gynacologist for help. ...Read more

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I'm 26wk pregnant and have colostrum leaking from both my breasts. However one breast is leaking blood with colostrum. Shud I be worried?

I'm 26wk pregnant and have colostrum leaking from both my breasts. However one breast is leaking blood with colostrum. Shud I be worried?

Be concerned.: Hello,

It is not unusual for there to be nipple discharge from the breasts during pregnancy. The breasts, since they are hormone sensitive organs will respond. What is concerning is the presence of blood in the nipple discharge. This always causes me to recommend additional testing such as ultrasound of the breast, pap of the bloody fluid or mammogram. Please consult your Obstetrician. ...Read more

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1 month after giving birth I completely quit lactating. I'm now 3 months pp and my aerola is leaking a colostrum type substance but NOT my nipple.??

Don't worry: Most likely it's from same duct complex near the nipple. To totally dry the milk production bind the breasts tight with sport bra etc. Even sleep with it on. Also place ice to help. After 3 days they will dry up more. Also keep your post partum visit. ...Read more

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I just got off my period witch I only had for two days and my breasts are leaking colostrum could I be pregnant. My period was heavy

I just got off my period witch I only had for two days and my breasts are leaking colostrum could I be pregnant. My period was heavy

Take a test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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Do breast swelling and leaking colostrum after medical abortion indicate that the abortion was successful?

Do breast swelling and leaking colostrum after medical abortion indicate that the abortion was successful?

No: Your body's hormone production that begins the lactation process does not just shut off after an abortion, and may get activated somehow by the process. This effect has nothing to do with the success or failure of the abortion itself ...Read more

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If your breast is leaking colostrum but u took 2 neg. Preg test had bleed off and on for a day then stopped. Breast still hurt bad and have migraine.

If your breast is leaking colostrum but u took 2 neg. Preg test had bleed off and on for a day then stopped. Breast still hurt bad and have migraine.

Prolactinoma: The symptoms described could be associated with a prolactinoma, which is a non cancerous tumor of the pituitary gland in the mid brain. A blood test and potentially a MRI of the brain would tell. ...Read more

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I have a small lump in my belly it sort of feels like a limb I am late leaking colostrum but -blood test dr thinks hernia could it be something else?

I have a small lump in my belly it sort of feels like a limb I am late leaking colostrum but -blood test dr thinks hernia could it be something else?

If your doctor: Thinks it is a hernia, it probably is a hernia, because hernias are usually detected on physical examination. See a surgeon for another opinion. ...Read more