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Lactating But Not 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I'm 22 years old and in the Depo-Provera i normally never have a period but i'm spotting is this normal ? Also i'm lactating but not pregnant.
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