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Can lupron cause me to lactate? My boobs have milk coming out of them I've been on lupron for 3 months

Can lupron cause me to lactate? My boobs have milk coming out of them I've been on lupron for 3 months

Prolactin blood test: Have your MD do a prolactin blood test to determine if it is elevated first and if it is due to a pituitary small growth.(microadenoma). there is a medication Rx for that problem if it is found to exist. If the prolactin is normal then a trial of Lupron cessation may be appropriate. ...Read more

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Help please. Could ammonium lactate cream 12% cream cause outbreaks on face and chest if used there?

Help please. Could ammonium lactate cream 12% cream cause outbreaks on face and chest if used there?

Possible: It could definitely cause irritation and drying as it is a relatively strong acid. To what type of outbreaks are you referring? ...Read more

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Breast hurts need opinions on what it could be. Lactating?

Breast hurts need opinions on what it could be. Lactating?

Breast pain.: Depends on the age , the period or another reason . Talk to your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Why are my breast still lactating I haven't nursed in a year?

Why are my breast still lactating I haven't nursed in a year?

Not uncommon: Spontaneous lactation is not uncommon and usually not serious. Changes in hormone levels can trigger it. Lactation can be restarted by breast stimulation. Blood tests checking hormone levels such as thyroid and prolactin may help find a cause. Rarely tumors (usually not cancerous) may be a cause. Finally, some medications, (especially psychiatric) can cause lactation. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes the breast of non-lactating female to flow when expressed?

What causes the breast of non-lactating female to flow when expressed?

Breast milk: 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, testosterone deficiency in men ; significant breast stimulation. ...Read more

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Can your breast lactate without being pregnat?

Galactorrhea: Would not be normal without giving birth but can happen. Please see your physician for evaluation if this is happening to you. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your breast are still lactating and your child is already 3 years old ?

What does it mean when your breast are still lactating and your child is already 3 years old
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Lactation can : Continue for 1 year after you stop lactating. If it is more than 1 year, you will need lab test and examination. It is usually benign ...Read more

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I had my son 8 months ago, I bottle fed instead of breast fed, is it normal to lactate out of the blue?

I had my son 8 months ago, I bottle fed instead of breast fed, is it normal to lactate out of the blue?

Yes: Studies have shown that even just the sound of a baby crying can cause a woman's mammary glands to secrete. This is not concerning. Very normal. ...Read more

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Can a womans breast lactate without being pregnant?

Can a womans breast lactate without being pregnant?

Yes, but usually not: A woman's breast may lactate but usually this indicates a hormonal imbalance with the pituitary gland. If this is happening then you should be examined by a physician and may need blood test to check hormone levels. ...Read more

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Stopped breast feeding a year ago and i'm still lactating.. Is this normal?

Stopped breast feeding a year ago and i'm still lactating.. Is this normal?

Not usually: Once the suckling stops on the nipples, the body usually senses no more production is needed and your milk production should taper off. If your breast are being stimulated still, you may still produce milk. Often the engorgement and swelling, without evacuation of the milk can get painful. See your dr./ob-gyn and get tested for hormones that may cause this too. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My friend had blood lactate 3.7, after drinking water feels cold chest cavity followed by full body prickles. ER found nothing. What could it be?

My friend had blood lactate 3.7, after drinking water feels cold chest cavity followed by full body prickles. ER found nothing. What could it be?

Well, the most: obvious causes of lactic acidosis--severe bleeding, shock, infection, heart failure, CO poisoning, pulmonary embolism--would have been detected by ER. It can be associated with dehydration, severe anemia/leukemia or liver disease (probably also checked by ER), extremely strenuous exercise or overheating, alcohol/antifreeze poisoning, some medicines: INH, metformin. Needs follow-up by his Doc ...Read more

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Will enough breast pumping cause a nonpregnant woman to lactate?

Will enough breast pumping cause a nonpregnant woman to lactate?

Breast pumps, lactai: In non-pregnant women who are adopting a newborn, a combination of pumping, prolactin and a galactologue, such as domperidone, an orphan drug, will result in lactation after a few weeks. This should be done under the supervision of a physician who is a breastfeeding expert and follow one of the available protocols. ...Read more

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Slight pain in left breast, lactating ... Had tubel done 3-25-11 ? Never breastfed

Slight pain in left breast, lactating ... Had tubel done  3-25-11 ? Never breastfed

See your MD: There are a few reason for milk in the breast without recent pregnancy. You will need a breast exam, a prolactin level and give a list on any medications you may be taking. Some medications which effect the mind like lithium cause breast milk.Pituitary adenomas can to. See your md for evaluation. ...Read more

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I had my last child 19 months ago, had a tubel and now my left breast is lactating again? Why? I never breastfed.

I had my last child 19 months ago, had a tubel and now my left breast is lactating again? Why? I never breastfed.

Lactation: Pregnancy is not the only reason for lactation. Several other things, hormonal imbalance ( due to pituitary tumor), malignancy in breast itself etc are some other reasons. See your gp who will do necessary tests to guide you appropriately. ...Read more

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My wife has this sudden unusual pain in her left breast, she's lactating our 1month+ presently. No lump, just the pains. It got heightened last night?

My wife has this sudden unusual pain in her left breast, she's lactating our 1month+ presently. No lump, just the pains. It got heightened last night?

One of the most: common complications of breast feeding is a blocked milk duct. When the flow of milk is blocked, it can cause pain. Massaging the area, emptying that breast first and changing the baby's position can help ease the discomfort. If a portion of the breast becomes hot, red and tender, it could indicate a breast infection (mastitis). In that case, a doctor should be consulted. ...Read more

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Will enough breast pumping allow a man to lactate?

Will enough breast pumping allow a man to lactate?

No: The male breast does not have the same anatomy as the female breast. The female breast has tissue that is specialized to produce milk. The male breast does not. ...Read more

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Is it normal for women not pregnant to lactate ? Does it mean something more if it's only in one breast and not bilateral?

No: Lactation without pregnancy is an indication of some hormonal disturbance. You should visit your doctor and let him examine you and order tests to make sure your pituitory gland(located under the brain) is healthy. Sometimes a small adenoma(prolactinoma) in the pituitory gland can cause lactation like you have . It may require blood tests and x-rays of this gland to check you for this condition. ...Read more