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Can produce breast milk without being pregnant?

Can produce breast milk without being pregnant?

Abnormal: If you have significant amount of milk production from your breast, it could be due to an hormonal imbalance arising from side effects from medications, or intrinsice abnormalities. An evaluation by your physician can help tease the cause out for you. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What is a good way for me to produce breast milk without being pregnant?

What is a good way for me to produce breast milk without being pregnant?

See below: Not sure what you are asking here. Milk production occurs to a female hormonal cycle and naturally occurs after pregnancy. It can also occur with diseases of the pituitary, such as a cancer. If you want to lactate for another reason I suggest you check with your OB doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a way for my girlfriend to produce breast milk without being pregnant?

Is there a way for my girlfriend to produce breast milk without being pregnant?

Yes: Excess production of a hormone called prolactin can cause a milky breast discharge. This should be evaluated by a doctor, since it can indicate a pituitary tumor. Breast stimulation can also produce milk, if done often and long enough. This has been used by adoptive mothers to nurse their babies. ...Read more

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Is it harmful for a girl to produce breast milk without being pregnant?

Is it harmful for a girl to produce breast milk without being pregnant?

See doc: Breast milk production (lactation) without being pregnant usually is a sign of an endocrine problem. Whatever is coming from the breast may not be milk, but it still warrants a work-up to figure out what is going on. ...Read more

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Is it possible to secrete breast milk without being pregnant?

Med eval.: Yes. There are a number of possible reasons for galactorrhea. Please your physician for evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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Could you possibly produce breast milk without getting pregnant?

Could you possibly produce breast milk without getting pregnant?

Yes: If your prolactin level is high that can happen. Also certain medications can cause that. And sometimes a problem locally in the breast can cause. If that is happening I would see your obgyn to figure things out. ...Read more

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Can it be possible to produce breast milk without getting pregnant?

Can it be possible to produce breast milk without getting pregnant?

Yes but not normal: There are many concerns when a non pregnant individual produces breast milk including the possibilty of a brain tumor which is initially evaluated with blood tests. Even young neonates may occasionally produce milk from circulating maternal prolactin and on occasion women who undergo breast augmentation may briefly produce milk. Mhowever in the vast majority of cases this is not normal. ...Read more

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Is breast milk normal without bieng pregnant?

Is breast milk normal without bieng pregnant?

Breast milk: 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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If I can not get pregnant why do I have breast milk?

If I can not get pregnant why do I have breast milk?

Galactorrhea: Galactorrhea or milky breast discharge can occur with the following conditions: Pituitary gland tumors,
certain medications, including some hormones and psychotropic drugs, some herbs, such as anise and fennel.hypothyroidism, illegal drugs, including marijuana. Follow up with your doctor to determine cause of galactorrhea and fertility concerns. ...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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Can pregnant women take medications or will it affect their breast milk?

Can pregnant women take medications or will it affect their breast milk?

Varies with the med: Some medications will transfer into breast milk and some do not. Whether or not their use is safe during breastfeeding is specific to the medication and or the dose. Discuss anything you need to take with the doc, letting them know your concern. ...Read more

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If a baby suckles a woman who has never been pregnant, will woman eventually start to produce breast milk?

If a baby suckles a woman who has never been pregnant, will woman eventually start to produce breast milk?

Possibly: In the old days "wet nurses" would breast feed another woman's baby for a prolonged period, but most of these wet nurses originally started lactating from their own pregnancies. ...Read more

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I have this problem. I have breast milk coming out of my breast and I have been trying to get pregnant for over 1 year. What should I do?

I have this problem. I have breast milk coming out of my breast and I have been trying to get pregnant for over 1 year. What should I do?

.: If you have breast milk and you have never been pregnant and are trying for long, contact an ob. It might've because of excess prolactin in your body. ...Read more

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Why do I have breast milk if I am not pregnant?

Galactorrhea: Having milky secretions in your breast outside of pregnancy could be due to hormonal disease. Most common causes of this are abnormal thyroid levels or abnormal prolactin levels. Please seee your obgyn to unmasked possible medical conditions. ...Read more

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What are the causes of breast milk when not pregnant?

Galactorrhea: Galactorrhea can be related to medication side effects, tumor or hormone imbalances. Please see your physician if you have galactorrhea. ...Read more

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Breast milk production am I pregnant?

Do not know: Breast milk production naturally occurs if pregnant....It would be helpful if you did a pregnancy test and see your doctor. There are a couple conditions that are not normal where a woman can lactate inappropriately. .. ...Read more

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Can breast milk not stopping after three years affect someone from getting pregnant again.?

Can breast milk not stopping after three years affect someone from getting pregnant again.?

Yes, Indirectly: Aberrant prolactin secretion can interfere with return of menses. See your physician to get it checked. ...Read more

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At what age is it normal for a woman to start developing breast milk? Or do you have to become pregnant for that to happen?

At what age is it normal for a woman to start developing breast milk? Or do you have to become pregnant for that to happen?

When breasts exist: Milk is formed when there is the proper hormonal stimulus to a breast that has started or is fully mature. It does not form without this stimulus unless there are rare endocrine malfunctions, external hormone ingestion and/or pseudopregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm making breast milk, but I am not pregnant? Why?

I'm 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 producing breast milk if I'm not pregnant?

Galactorrhea: 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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What makes breast milk to come out from a woman that is not pregnant?

What makes breast milk to come out from a woman that is not pregnant?

Breast milk: If you are not pregnant and are producing milk, please consult your gyn. There are a variety of causes that the gyn will discuss and look for. ...Read more

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Is there a med. To reduce breast milk for non pregnantive breast milk but im NT pregnant&it's making my breasts heavy&sometimes sore?

Is there a med. To reduce breast milk for non pregnantive breast milk but im NT pregnant&it's making my breasts heavy&sometimes sore?

Galactorrhea: What do you mean --- you have breast milk md you are not pregnant? Ok! if his is what you mean--- thn this could be serious. See your doctor asap as brain tumor needs to be ruled out. Well! Once that is ruled out, then we need to worry about the meds to reduce the milk production. ...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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What causes breast milk comes out of a lady who is not pregnant?

High prolactin level: Production of milk when not pregnant or post-pregnancy and breast feeding may indicate high prolactin levels. This hormone being high can have a number of different causes, so either talk with your primary care provider or an endocrinologist so they can get more history and do a good exam to see if can pinpoint the cause. ...Read more