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Can you lactate without being pregnant?

Can you lactate without being pregnant?

Yes: Lactation the process of continued secretion of copious milk. It requires regular removal of milk and stimulation of the nipple, which triggers prolactin release from the anterior pituitary gland and oxytocin from the posterior pituitary gland. In the absence of milk removal, elevated intramammary pressure and accumulation of a feedback inhibitor of lactation a feedback inhibitor of lactation. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Can a woman lactate without being pregnant?

Can a woman lactate without being pregnant?

Yes, certain: Medications or medical conditions can cause lactation. Please see your physician if this is happening to you. Take care. ...Read more

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Could i make myself lactate without being pregnant?

Could i make myself lactate without being pregnant?

Yes.: Theoretically, enough stimulation of the glands involving lactation can result in milk production. Certain medications can elevate hormones that may result in lactation as well. ...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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Im 22 and about 3 months ago I started lactating. Im not pregnant and my prolactin level was as high as 185. What could be the causr?

Im 22 and about 3 months ago I started lactating. Im not pregnant and my prolactin level was as high as 185. What could be the causr?

Probly pituitary : A high prolactin can be caused by certain meds(esp. Psych meds), marijuana, renal failure, pregnancy, nipple stimulation, chest trauma and others, but generally a prolactin of that level (185) is due to a benign pituitary tumor. Speak to the doctor that ordered the test. An MRI may reveal a tumor. It can usually be treated with medication. ...Read more

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I'm lactating but not pregnant yet they checking my tyroID and for adenoma can I still conceive after this I'm sure I can just want to know what you think?

I'm lactating but not pregnant yet they checking my tyroID and for adenoma can I still conceive after this I'm sure I can just want to  know what you think?

Not uncommon: Galactorrhea, or inappropriate lactation, occurs in approximately 20 to 25 percent of women. it requires the presence of estrogen, progesterone and prolactin. Stress, intercourse, medications may increase prolactin levels, Dopamine inhibits its release. Differential diagnosis includes pituitary adenomas, neurologic disorders, hypothyroidism. Pregnancy good possibility ...Read more

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My period is early and light pink and light flow and i'm cramping and lactating am i pregnant?

My period is early and light pink and light flow and i'm cramping and lactating am i pregnant?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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Is there any way to lactate without even getting pregnant?

Is there any way to lactate without even getting pregnant?

Yes. : This can be caused by an unnoticed miscarriage, it can also be caused by increased levels of the hormone that causes lactation, prolactin. See your physician. ...Read more