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Doctor insights on: Pregnant Women Nipple Changes

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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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What do pregnant black women's nipples look like?

What do pregnant black women's nipples look like?

Regardless of : A woman's skin color the areola ; nipple can become darker and enlarged. Small glands on called montgomery glands may also become more prominent. ...Read more

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Randomly nauseous.painful pain on nipples. Terrible mood changes. Could I be pregnant?

Randomly nauseous.painful pain on nipples. Terrible mood changes. Could I be pregnant?

Are you sexually : active? If u have been sexually active, u could be pregnant. The most common sign of pregnancy is a missed period. The best way to know if you are pregnant is by taking a pregnancy test. The symptoms you report -- breast tenderness, nausea, & mood changes R also sxs associated w early pregnancy, but can have other medical causes. Call ur MD & take a pregnancy test, and work together on next steps! ...Read more

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What is the cause of nipple discharge in pregnant women?

What is the cause of nipple discharge in pregnant women?

Colostrum or milk: In pregnancy, a hormone called prolactin rises to prepare the breast for possible breast feeding. A nipple discharge called colostrum can occur (like early milk), or sometimes milk is discharged as well. Anything other than clear or white-ish discharge should be discussed with a doctor. Bloody nipple discharge is of great concern. ...Read more

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Is prolonged nipple discharge normal in non-pregnant women?

Is prolonged nipple discharge normal in non-pregnant women?

Depends: This is difficult to answer without more details or examining you. In general, clear or white discharge can be normal. I recommend seeing your doctor or a breast specialist. Bloody discharge needs immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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Are there ways to induce lactation in a non-pregnant woman by suckling her nipples over time?

Are there ways to induce lactation in a non-pregnant woman by suckling her nipples over time?

A slight chance: There have been case reports of this being successful, but there are many factors. If the woman has previously lactated, there is a better chance for success. It is unlikely induced lactation can be enough for all the infants needs. A nursing supplementor is often used. Even if milk is scant, the act of breastfeeding can provide bonding with the mother and infant. ...Read more

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What causes nipple discharge in a non pregnant woman?

Get eval: Reasons for nipple discharge can include stimulation of the breast, pregnancy, medications, galactorrhea (secretion of milk or similar substance), an abscess or other breast infection, hormonal imbalances (like hypothyroidism), fibrocystic breasts (breasts are very fibrous), blocked mammary duct, breast cancer and intraductal papilloma (non cancerous mass), use of marijuana, anise and fennel. ...Read more

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Why is there white liquid coming out of my nipples? Im not pregnant. Im 16 year old female.

Why is there white liquid coming out of my nipples? Im not pregnant. Im 16 year old female.

Galactorrhea: This is the name of what you are experiencing and is related to an elevation of a hormone called prolactin. Given your report of frequent headaches, and given that this hormone is produced by an area in your brain called the pituitary gland, you need a blood prolactin level, and if elevated, an MRI of your head. ...Read more

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My right nipple has started to get darker, just the top half of my areola. I'm a 21 y/o female and I'm 100% sure I'm not pregnant. Causes?

My right nipple has started to get darker, just the top half of my areola. I'm a 21 y/o female and I'm 100% sure I'm not pregnant. Causes?

Variation: You can schedule a visit to show your doctor what you are seeing and they can help determine if anything abnormal is happening. Slight variation from one side to the other is fairly typical. ...Read more

Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more