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Doctor insights on: Leaking Breasts During Pregnancy Second Trimester

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Breast leaking milk during pregnancy. When is it considered normal for this to happen and when is it something to worry about? Should i squeeze it out

Breast leaking milk during pregnancy. When is it considered normal for this to happen and when is it something to worry about? Should i squeeze it out

Lactogenesis: Milk production occurs during two stages during pregnancy. Stage I happens during the second haft of pregnancy and produce small amount of milk. Stage II happens after delivery marked by onset of copious milk production. Some women may have milk secretion during stage I. No need to squeeze it out. Hope it will help. Thanks and take care. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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My breasts hurt all the time, hysterectomy in 2010, but get the heavy pain and even some leaking common in pregnancy, no lumps felt though.?

My breasts hurt all the time, hysterectomy in 2010, but get the heavy pain and even some leaking common in pregnancy, no lumps felt though.?

Probably hormones: You didn't mention if your ovaries were removed with the hysterectomy or if you were placed on hormone replacement therapy..These along with age related changes can affect hormone balance in your body. A hormone called prolactin can cause milk discharge, and changes in estrogen can create breast tenderness. Get a breast examination and hormone panel blood test at your doctor to evaluate properly. ...Read more

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I am 21 weeks.My breast leaking.Is it safe in pregnancy time?

I am 21 weeks.My breast leaking.Is it safe in pregnancy time?

Generally yes: It is common for colostrum and milk to leak during pregnancy. It can come on its own or be stimulated by sex play for example. If you find you are starting to have uterine contractions with increasing pain and frequency (which can happen because of Pitocin (oxytocin) from your brain causing milk letdown) check with your doctor. Any masses or lumps or bloody or other color discharge should be checked out! ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are my breasts still leaking after pregnancy?

I'm wondering why are my breasts still leaking after pregnancy?

Variety of reasons: Any prolonged stimulation of the breasts or ongoing nursing will promote ongoing lactation. However this should stop, and if it persists you may want to seek evaluation for possible prolactin producing tumors. ...Read more

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Can colostrum leak from breasts and you have a false pregnancy?

Can colostrum leak from breasts and you have a false pregnancy?

Yes: It is possible for a woman to produce breast milk in the absence of pregnancy. This can be caused by stimulation of the nipples, certain medications, or medical conditions which raise the hormone level of prolactin. If you are producing breast milk and are not pregnant, it is important you see a doctor to determine what is causing your lactation. ...Read more

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My breasts are swollen, very hard, hurts bad& leaking milk, are these common symptoms at 6 months pregnancy?

My breasts are swollen, very hard, hurts bad& leaking milk, are these common symptoms at 6 months pregnancy?

Unfortunately, yes: The milk "factory" is gearing up for production and a breast binder may help limit "production" until delivery. ...Read more

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My breast hurt and are leaking a clear but cloudy substance I have taken a pregnancy test and it says I am not?

My breast hurt and are leaking a clear but cloudy substance I have taken a pregnancy test and it says I am not?

Galactorrhea: Milky fluid may leak from breasts due to some endocrine disorders. See this site for information and see your doctor for an examination and blood tests.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/galactorrhea/ds00761. ...Read more

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My breasts keep on leaking, I keep feeling really sick throughout the day and I get a negative pregnancy test, any idea of what could be wrong?

My breasts keep on leaking, I keep feeling really sick throughout the day and I get a negative pregnancy test, any idea of what could be wrong?

High prolactin: You need to consult an endocrinologist to investigate the possibility of high prolactin. Consult this site for more information.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/galactorrhea/basics/definition/CON-20025628 ...Read more

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Is it normal for my breasts to leak in pregnancy?

Not uncommon: With hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy, that start to allow breast milk to be produced for the upcoming baby, it is not uncommon to get some leakage. ...Read more

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Just recently my right breast have been leaking is this normal, or an early pregnancy symptom?

 Just recently my right breast have been leaking is this normal, or an early pregnancy symptom?

Breast leakage: There are a number of causes that can lead to breast leakage. These can be caused by medications or hormones. It can also be caused by thyroid problems or elevated prolactin levels. Early pregnancy which is a hormonal state i in of itself can do this as well. Consider consultation with and your OB/GYN to evaluate. ...Read more

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I have pain (heavy, aching) in both breasts and one is leaking fluid. I'm not pregnant, however, the pain is similar to pregnancy pain. Any ideas?

I have pain (heavy, aching) in both breasts and one is leaking fluid. I'm not pregnant, however, the pain is similar to pregnancy pain. Any ideas?

Check Prolactin : You may have galactorrhea (milk production) when not pregnant/nursing caused by an excess of the hormone, prolactin. A simple blood test can confirm. If prolactin is high then a pituitary MRI will check the source of the excess prolactin (usually from a pituitary adenoma). ...Read more

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I took a home pregnancy test and it came out negative. Now my breast is leaking could i be pregnant?

I took a home pregnancy test and it came out negative. Now my breast is leaking could i be pregnant?

Could be or: You could have a condition called hyperprolactinemia which causes galatorhrrea which is leaking breast, your gyn can do a blood preg test to r/o preg and a prolactin level to rule in or out hyperprolac. ...Read more

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Breasts leaking. Early light period. Negative pregnancy test. Prolactin levels normal?

Breasts leaking. Early light period. Negative pregnancy test. Prolactin levels normal?

Consider medications: Medications such as ssri , depression medications such as prozac, (fluoxetine) may affect your hormones and cause these symptoms. A thyroid function test may be of value ...Read more

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After unprotected sex my period's over a week late. I took 2 negative pregnancy tests. My breasts are leaking and have been car sick. Could I be preg?

After unprotected sex my period's over a week late. I took 2 negative pregnancy tests. My breasts are leaking and have been car sick. Could I be preg?

YES: Early morning nausea, missed cycle and breast fullness are certainly early signs of pregnancy. Please do a home pregnancy test and see your GYN ASAP. At 22 years of age you MUST protect yourself using BC pills, condoms, spermicidal foam or jelly. You may need a blood pregnancy test ( HCG) to confirm pregnancy. Call today for an appointment with your gyN. ...Read more

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Right breast feels heavy, is swollen and is leaking colostrum 9 dpo. Had baby 5 mo ago, didn't breast feed. Breast problem or pregnancy?

Right breast feels heavy, is swollen and is leaking colostrum 9 dpo. Had baby 5 mo ago, didn't breast feed. Breast problem or pregnancy?

Breast problem: If pregnancy, likely other symptoms and both breasts would be affected. Have your breasts examined, you might have an infection or cysts that can be treated. Do a pregnancy test, too, if there's a possibility of pregnancy. Be well. ...Read more

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I have taken a total of 3 home pregnancy test all negative. Breast leaking, nauses no morning sickness. Its only been a month. Period due on dec 18.

I have taken a total of 3 home pregnancy test all negative. Breast leaking, nauses no morning sickness. Its only been a month. Period due on dec 18.

Take a Step Back: Wow. Why would you be spending money on a test that you already know will be negative. Pregnancy tests are not valid until about fourteen days after intercourse or after one misses a period.

Perhaps getting a book about your body and how pregnancy happens will be a good first step for you to ready yourself to be an adult when it comes to fertility and menses. ...Read more

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I am late but pregnancy tests are negative. My breast hurt and are leaking colostrum, im always tired and sick to my stomach. What could be going on?

I am late but pregnancy tests are negative. My breast hurt and are leaking colostrum, im always tired and sick to my stomach. What could be going on?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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My breast have been leaking clear fluid and I wanted to know if that was a sign of pregnancy also my period came 2 days early and I'm really nervous. ?

My breast have been leaking clear fluid and I wanted to know if that was a sign of pregnancy also my period came 2 days early and I'm really nervous.
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Breast fluid: Clear leakage of breast fluid could be attributable to inappropriate Prolactin secretion. If you had a normal period for you, then you are not pregnant. A MD can do a blood test for prolactin if this continues and it is treatable with medication if elevated levels are found. ...Read more

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*i have a missed period and my breast are leaking but my pregnancy test are negitive could i be pregnant?* breast are leaking not a lot but i think its strange my breast are sensitive as well

*i have a missed period and my breast are leaking but my pregnancy test are negitive could i be pregnant?* breast are leaking not a lot but i think its strange my breast are sensitive as well

Yes : Yes you still could be pregnant. Urine pregnancy tests are very good, but not early in the pregnancy. You should re check the pregnancy test in one week. If it is still negative you should have some labs drawn at your doctor's office. Thyroid problems and elevations in a hormone called prolactin can cause you to miss your period and have leakage of fluid from the breast also. ...Read more

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I am leaking clearish colostrum from my breast. They are some what sore and my glands feel swollen. Is pregnancy the only cause of this? I have taken two negative pregnancy test. Please help!

I am leaking clearish colostrum from my breast. They are some what sore and my glands feel swollen. Is pregnancy the only cause of this? I have taken two negative pregnancy test. Please help!

Galactorhea: Other things besides pregnancy can cause nipple discharge. Often, galactorrhea results from increased levels of prolactin, the hormone that stimulates milk production. This could be due to a pituitary condition. See your doctor and start a workup. Some medications can cause this as well. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Hard pregnant like belly&leaking breasts along w/other pregnancy like symptoms. Not pregnant. No ovarian cysts or fibroids&thyroids fine. Whats wrong?

Hard pregnant like belly&leaking breasts along w/other pregnancy like symptoms. Not pregnant. No ovarian cysts or fibroids&thyroids fine. Whats wrong?

Check prolactin: Hi. Clearly we can't make a diagnosis without an evaluation and labs. But ANYTIME a non-pregnant woman has galactorrhea ("leaking breasts"), we docs wanna see a prolactin. Have your periods stopped? I'm voting for elevated prolactin. ...Read more

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Is a pregnancy test an option? Slight nausea, breasts are heavy & feel full, heartburn, my nipples have been leaking, both breasts leaking, feeling slightly light headed mostly towards the end of the day, sudden exhaustion no matter how much sleep i get

Is a pregnancy test an option? Slight nausea, breasts are heavy & feel full, heartburn, my nipples have been leaking, both breasts leaking, feeling slightly light headed mostly towards the end of the day, sudden exhaustion no matter how much sleep i get

As : As doctors, the first thing we do when we hear that a fertile woman is having a missed period or abnormal spotting, we check a pregnancy test. You can either take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period and a doctor's test is accurate around the time of your next period. Either way, you should give your doctor a call. If you are pregnant, then it's important that you start your prenatal care. If you are not pregnant, then your symptoms may be due to a hormone imbalance and you should be seen and evaluated for that problem. Good luck! ...Read more