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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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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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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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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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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