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Can men be able to lactate?

Can men be able to lactate?

Yes, but why?: Men have all the necessary plumbing for lactation and, under certain pathologic conditions, will lactate (the medical term is galactorhea). However, it is not physiologically normal for men to do this but is most often a symptom of something out of whack hormonally. If this is you, see your doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


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When a man who takes an excessive amount of performance enhancing steroids stops taking steroids, could the man essentially grow breasts and lactate?

When a man who takes an excessive amount of performance enhancing steroids stops taking steroids, could the man essentially grow breasts and lactate?

Yes: There is a substantial amount of evidence linking performance enhancing drugs and male breast enlargement. I would recommend consultation first with your primary care provider. If the breast enlargement is still present after stopping the supplements, you can seek consultation with a plastic surgeon for male breast reduction surgery. ...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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What is re-lactating?

Rebuilding nursing: Re-lactation is trying to re-establish or restart a moms milk supply after it has decreased or dried up. ...Read more

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What are lactated ringers?

What are lactated ringers?

Lactated Ringer's: Lactated Ringer's is a solution used intravenously for electrolyte/ fluid replenishment. ...Read more

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Can certain foods make you lactate?

Can certain foods  make you lactate?

Not foods, drugs: I am unaware of foods causing lactation, but certain psychoactive drugs can result in hyperprolactinemia, an abnormal rise in a hormone from the brain that can result in milk production. ...Read more

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Can soneone re-lactate? And if yes how?

Can soneone re-lactate? And if yes how?

Relactation Possible: Relactation is possible and might require some medical intervention. Check in with your physician and lactation consultant re your options. Here are helpful websites: http://www.Healthychildren.Org/english/ages-stages/baby/breastfeeding/pages/relactation.Aspx?Nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=error%3a+no+local+token http://breastfeedingonline.Com/ htt. ...Read more

Male (Definition)

Male refers to the masculine gender, those people ...Read more