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Lactation? Im not pregnant?

Lactation? Im not pregnant?

See OB/GYN: It would be best to see your ob/gyn. Lactation is controlled by a specific part of your brain and hormones. If you have not recently delivered a baby, there may be something amiss with the hormone levels. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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Why milk leakage while not pregnant?

Why milk leakage while not pregnant?

Hormonal imbalance: Sometimes an elevation in prolactin hormone levels can cause milk production from breasts in a non-pregnant state. Have your hormone levels checked. ...Read more

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Breast milk even when not pregnant and never been?

Lactation: If never been pregnant and never breastfed, see your doctor. ...Read more

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When is it unsafe to have sex while pregnant?

When is it unsafe to have sex while pregnant?

Complications: Pregnant women with placenta previa should not have anything placed into the vagina. Women with preterm labor and premature rupture of membranes should also avoid intercourse. ...Read more

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Why do women lactate, and is not pregnant?

Why do women lactate, and is not pregnant?

Could be too much pr: Prolactin, you need to see your gyn, no breast stimulation for 48 hrs before and he can draw a prolactin level - blood test and then examine your breasts after to r/o problems, if the prolactin level is too high sometimes it can be associated with a pituitary tumor which can be daignosed by MRI if necessary. ...Read more

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No period not ovulating and not pregnant?

No period not ovulating and not pregnant?

Anovulation: It appears that you most likely are not ovulating. There are many conditions and reasons for this. See your ob/gyn for a full evaluation. Also when you say not pregnant please confirm that with a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Clear nipple discharge during intercourse. Not breastfeeding. Not pregnant?

Clear nipple discharge during intercourse. Not breastfeeding. Not pregnant?

Need investigation: Most likely you are young ( age is important in assessment breast diseases ) malignancy is not the first one to think other benign causes ., clear discharge is most common cause benign fibrocystic disease , need examination radiological investigation , blood investigation ( prolactin level ) see your doctor first ...Read more

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Leaking breast milk when not a pregnanat?

Leaking breast milk when not a pregnanat?

See a doctor: Strongly advise seeing a doctor to verify it is milk or other type of secretion. Could be related to gland infection or pituitary gland disorder. ...Read more

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When do you start to produce breast milk when pregnant?

When do you start to produce breast milk when pregnant?

End third trimester: At the end of the third trimester, as your hormones start to change and prepare for the new baby, breast production of milk will start to "ramp up." then when the baby comes, the nurse will clean your bundle of joy and you can start bonding with breast feeding. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Do women menstruate when pregnant?

Do women menstruate when pregnant?

No: Menstruation is shedding the lining of the uterus. Pregnant women don't menstruate. However pregnant women can have vaginal bleeding, which can be implantation bleeding, or bleeding from the placenta or from the cervix. ...Read more

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When to have safe sex after menstration to not pregnant?

When to have safe sex after menstration to not pregnant?

Safe sex?: There is no such thing. Sperm inside of the vagina after menstruation means sperm in the vagina as you move into your most fertile time, ovulation. ...Read more

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Why am I not getting pregnant? Are pregnancy symptoms normal when you ovulate?

Why am I not getting pregnant? Are pregnancy symptoms normal when you ovulate?

Pregnant: There are a number of potential reasons why you are not getting pregnant. The cause may be within you or it may be within your husband. You must go together to a gynecologist for full evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to leak colostrum when you are not pregnant?

Is it possible to leak colostrum when you are not pregnant?

Yes, but abnormal : It's possible to leak milk if not pregnant. That's called galactorrhea. It's not normal, though, and warrants a proper investigation. Try to see a board certified reproductive endocrinologist who would be a type of doctor to specialize in this sort of thing. ...Read more

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Im making breast milk, but I am not pregnant? Why?

Im making breast milk, but I am not pregnant? Why?

Get medical eval.: 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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Why am I lactating if I'm not pregnant?

Why am I lactating if I'm not pregnant?

Not sure: 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, pregnancy, testosterone deficiency in men & significant breast stimulation. ...Read more

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Can your breasts lactate when you're not pregnant?

Can your breasts lactate when you're not pregnant?

Yes: This is certainly possible and can occur from certain medical conditions (prolactinoma, eg) or medications. Not all breast discharges are normal lactation though and there are other breast related diagnoses that might need to be considered. Probably good to speak with your gyn or primary care provider. ...Read more

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When should I begin NuvaRing, Not preg, have not begun period?

When should I begin NuvaRing, Not preg, have not begun period?

With menses: You should start NuvaRing with your next full flow menses. If you don't have regular cycles then your physician can give you progesterone to induce the cycle. If you're going to have intercourse between now and when your menses starts, then at least use condoms. ...Read more

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Im not pregnant but I am lactatin?

Im not pregnant but I am lactatin?

Have it check out: There are many reasons for this, some are not scary, some are bad. Please see your doctor to get this evaluated. It's important to know if it's on both side, what color is it, do you have to press it to extract the fluid or does it just leaks out. Depending on the answers above, your doctor might order you additional testins and/or hormonal labs to make sure you don't have a pituitary tumor. ...Read more

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