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After breast feeding stopped i develop lump in breast reason and treatment?

After breast feeding stopped i develop lump in breast reason and treatment?

May be: A galactocele from a blocked milk duct causing a milk cyst to form. Try local heat & contact your doctors to identify what this may be. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Could breast pain develop in one breast after being on birth control for 4 months? 1-2 weeks before period. Could caffeine cause random breast pain?

Could breast pain develop in one breast after being on birth control for 4 months? 1-2 weeks before period. Could caffeine cause random breast pain?

Yes: It is possible for one breast to be more sensitive slight hormonal changes than the other. This is much more common in patients with fibrocystic breast disease. These patients are also more sensitive to caffeine in coffee, tea, soda, and chocolate. Decrease these foods in your diet and see if that helps. Make sure you see your physician for a breast exam if symptoms don't improve. ...Read more

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Sore breasts and lower abdominal painful while breastfeeding ?

Could be normal: Sore breast are common in breast feeding, there is a chance that you might have a breast infection if you are experiencing deep burning pain. Also while breast feeding it releases hormone called oxytocin, which make the uterus contract. That could be why you are having pain. ...Read more

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Will the symptoms of breast tenderness, backpain, period pains occur after menstruation?

Will the symptoms of breast tenderness, backpain, period pains occur after menstruation?

PMS: Pms symptoms occurs in the latter phase of the menstrual cycle and end when the period starts. Some variations of this can exist, although other pathologies must be excluded as well to rule out more serious conditions. Endometriosis can also have symptoms of back pain and pelvic cramping during menstruation. ...Read more

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What causes back pain after an abortion , sorness and tenderness in breast after an abortion?

What causes back pain after an abortion , sorness and tenderness in breast after an abortion?

POSITION OF SURGERY: Most likely the back pain is from the position of the patient when they have an abortion. Usually legs are in stirups and then hips flexed so the surgeon can do the procedure. The breast tenderness can be from the release of hormones when the pregnancy is terminated. The breast were slowing preparing for breast feeding then the hormones were stopped immediatly when upone abortion. ...Read more

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Age 24. Gave birth a week ago. Dark looking breasts during pregnancy. Flat nipple. Blood from both breasts in colostrum. Boil beside breast. Advice?

Age 24. Gave birth a week ago. Dark looking breasts during pregnancy. Flat nipple. Blood from both breasts in colostrum. Boil beside breast. Advice?

Nipple problems: If someone is breastfeeding and has cracked nipples there may be some blood. Most women don't have to deal with that. Also need to have someone see if it is a boil - as in an infection - or if it is a blister from nursing. If someone is having problems breastfeeding it would be a good idea to talk to a lactation consultant. Also should have breasts checked by MD to see if infected or not. ...Read more

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Swollen breasts swollen breast veins dull cramping for 4 days a week before periods due and moody&increase in bumps on breast mean pregnancy?

Swollen breasts swollen breast veins dull cramping for 4 days a week before periods due and moody&increase in bumps on breast mean pregnancy?

Get a pregnancy test: If you missed a period, get a pregnancy test. It's the only way to know. If it turns out that you're not pregnant after missing your period or if your period comes, then you need to get a birth control method now. Especially if you don't want to be pregnant. Consider an iud or Nexplanon which are implants that you just set and forget. ...Read more

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Can women menstruate after 6 months of breast feeding?

Nursing and menses: Yes, you can start menstruating again if you're nursing your baby at 6 months of age. It is variable however depending on how much the baby is nursing, and other factors. ...Read more

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What could cause a lump in my breast after breast feeding a few times after giving birth.?

What could cause a lump in my breast after breast feeding a few times after giving birth.?

Lactiferous duct: A blocked or infalammed kactiferous dut can cause a tender breast lump or cyst. The lactiferous ducts carry the milk from the mamary gland to the sinuses behind the areola. Picture a tree where the roots are the sinuses and openings in the nipple and the branches and leaves are the mammary glands and lactiferous ducts. ...Read more

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Sharp pain (on and off) in right breast near nipple area. Period expected in the next two days but I have never experienced breast soreness before ?

Sharp pain (on and off) in right breast near nipple area. Period expected in the next two days but I have never experienced breast soreness before 
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Probably ok: Breast pain is common, especially before your period. I would wait until after your period, and see what happens. It usually disappears. However, breast pain may come and go during the course of the month based on your hormonal levels, and is usually nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Pain in wrists after pregnancy?

Pain in wrists after pregnancy?

DeQuervains: Likely a dequervain's tenosynovitis, a common occurrence in mothers of newborns. See ortho or rheumatologist. It is easily treated in most cases. ...Read more

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1 week after period, sore breast, specially sides, cramps in lower abdom and hot flushes, what can this be ?

1 week after period, sore breast, specially sides, cramps in lower abdom and hot flushes, what can this be ?

GYN: I certainly suggest a GYN exam with pelvic and jormonal evaluation. In premenstrual tension, these similar symtoms usually occur about 5-7 days before the menstrual cycle begins; however, your symtoms seem to be related to the aftermath of your cycle. Get examined and checked. ...Read more

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Blood in stool with pain last three weeks. No hard stool. Cramps around breast, lower back and lower abdomen. Sore breasts feeling. Body cramps ?

Get evaluation: Persistent rectal bleeding requires diagnostic evaluation. Possible causes range from trivial (hemorrhoids) to serious (cancer). See primary care doctor, gastroenterologist, or surgeon. ...Read more

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Dull pain under right breast. 4 m after breastfeeding. Not constant, random, 3-4 hours of day or night. not every day. not related to menstrual p.

Dull pain under right breast. 
4 m after breastfeeding. 
Not constant, random, 3-4 hours of day or night. not every day.
not related to menstrual p.

Breast pain: Dull pain under breasts after breast feeding could be related to ill fitting bras and changes in skin elasticity. A bra fitting could be indicated. It can also be caused by lumps and bumps under skin. A self breast exam followed by exam by a health care provider would be a good place to start. ...Read more

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Will breastfeeding make my breasts sag later in life?

Will breastfeeding make my breasts sag later in life?

Probably: Studies have shown that nursing will likely produce some degree of ptosis (sag). I have a youtube video showing the effects of nursing on normal and augmented breasts. Visit:. ...Read more

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Will my breasts lose a lot of size after breastfeeding?

Possibly: Many women notice a reduction in size of their breasts after breast feeding. You cannot predict ahead of time, however. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my breasts to be bigger while breastfeeding?

Is it normal for my breasts to be bigger while breastfeeding?

Yes: Not just because the milk makes them balloon, but also because working milk glands are bigger just as working muscles get bigger. ...Read more

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How can I make my breasts firmer after my baby stops breastfeeding?

Post Breastfeeding: Your breast tissue will change after breastfeeding- often less dense. The best thing for firmer breasts is toning the pectoral muscles supporting the breast tissue. Try doing upper body exercises to strengthen those pecs, also do core exercises and improve your posture. A great support bra will help and yes you might be a different size after breastfeeding.. I certainly was:). ...Read more

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How long will it take for breasts to dry up after I stop breastfeeding?

How long will it take for breasts to dry up after I stop breastfeeding?

Depends: Some women will dry up after a week, some a month, some still leak drops of milk months later. It is all individual. Be prepared for engorgement discomfort when you stop. Binding the breasts with a tight bra, ace wraps, and sometimes cold cabbage leaves have been known to help. Resist the temptation to pump, as this only tells your body to make replacement milk. ...Read more

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Will my breasts continue to remain large as long as I am breastfeeding?

Will my breasts continue to remain large as long as I am breastfeeding?

Yes: While your body is continuing to act as the main food source for your baby, expect your breasts to remain increased in size. They will reduce in size once you have stopped the breastfeeding process. ...Read more

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My breasts have engorged again and it really hurts. How do you stop breastfeeding?

My breasts have engorged again and it really hurts. How do you stop breastfeeding?

You pick: You can drop one feeding every couple days (formula instead) until off. You can allow 2-3 min/side each feed (follow with formula).This signals your body to slow production.You can cold turkey= bind your chest with ace wrap/pre-pregnancy bra and tough it out for a few days. Each of these 3 ways has pro's/cons, in the end only youcan decide what would work for you. ...Read more

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My baby is 4 days old, and my breasts are engorged. It's very painful and I can hardly pick the baby up. I'm not breastfeeding, how can I ease this?

My baby is 4 days old, and my breasts are engorged. It's very painful and I can hardly pick the baby up. I'm not breastfeeding, how can I ease this?

Supportive Care: If your decision is not to breastfeed, then motrin and warm compresses can be helpful to relieve the pain. Remember it's not to late to nurse the baby! See a lactation consultant tomorrow to help with tips! ...Read more

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Really badly itchy breasts! breastfeeding for 4 months?

Really badly itchy breasts! breastfeeding for 4 months?

Hormone or reaction: it could be a simple allergic reaction to the bro, T shirt or whatever touching your breast use Hydrocortisone cream from over the counter and take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to see if it will go away both safe for breast feeding it could be the hormonal changes women go through after pregnancy or while breast feeding other wise you need to see a doctor to make the proper diagnosis and give you the proper treatment ...Read more

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My breast got pains as if i'm breastfeeding but i'm not breastfeeding!?

My breast got pains as if i'm breastfeeding but i'm not breastfeeding!?

Breast pains: Breasts respond to hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle and are more tender before your period. Do a breast exam and see your physician if there is a lump. ...Read more

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How to help with sagging breasts after breastfeeding?

Stay the course: There is not much of anything that can be done except stay the course. Months after you have stopped and your breasts have stabilized, autologous fat grafting is great for restoration of volume and form. ...Read more

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Does breastfeeding your child stretch your breasts out, making the hang more?

Does breastfeeding your child stretch your breasts out, making the hang more?

Yes, it may: The milk stretches out the support ligaments which don't always return to their original size. ...Read more

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Why do I have the sensations of my breasts letting down (lactating), but i'm not breastfeeding?

Why do I have the sensations of my breasts letting down (lactating), but i'm not breastfeeding?

Let down and oxytoci: Let down is the result of the release of a brain hormone oxytocin ( love hormone) which acts on the milk ducts in your breasts which ejects breast-milk. If you recently had a baby you have oxytocin release when you see or hold your baby. However if you are not breastfeeding and have not had a baby recently, this feeling would be very unusual and if it continues you may want to consult a physician. ...Read more

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What herbs can i take to help with lactating AND how can i tell when when breasts are empty after breastfeeding?

What herbs can i take to help with lactating AND how can i tell when when breasts are empty after breastfeeding?

Herbs& breastfeeding: Fenugreek seed-3 caps (580-610mg each) 3 times a day with food and Blessed Thistle herb 3 caps (325-390 mg each) 3 times a day with food. Increased frequency of nursing helps milk production more than increased duration. 10 minutes of vigorous nursing will empty most of the milk in a breast. I recommend that if this is a recently born infant, nurse 10 min a side, every 2-3 hrs days, 3-4 hrs nites ...Read more

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I stopped breastfeeding since 4mnths, yet still there is milk in my breasts.Should I take any medication to stop it plz?

I stopped breastfeeding since 4mnths, yet still there is milk in my breasts.Should I take any medication to stop it plz?

No Meds: Breasts are just funny this way! The trick thing about milk is that it just wants to keep coming... You certainly could put baby to breast here and there to give baby antibodies. If you want to stop altogether, you just have to stop checking for it . When you check, it's enough stimulation to keep it flowing! There is such a thing as pituitary tumor causing milk production, but extremely rare ...Read more

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Hi I have this tipe of 'bulge' in one of my breasts. I discovered it some time ago. O thought it would just go away and was due to me not breastfeeding my baby. My son is 19 months now and its still there. I just need advise of what it could be?

Hi I have this tipe of 'bulge' in one of my breasts. I discovered it some time ago. O thought it would just go away and was due to me not breastfeeding my baby. My son is 19 months now and its still there. I just need advise of what it could be?

Breast exam: Anytime one notices a new mass, lump, bump or skin change in the breast it is very important to have this evaluated by a doctor who can help determine if any work up or testing is needed. An examination should be done first then the appropriate testing can be done ...Read more