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Stopped Breastfeeding Itchy Nipples
Not pregnant,having nipple discharge on and off for months, white,not watery, no pain, no smell, both breasts, inverted nipple both breasts, normal?
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
Exam: Any new lumps, bumps, skin changes in the breast or nipples should be evaluated by your doctor. You may be seeing breast milk. If you have had a baby before this can be normal. In other cases it can be a sign of an elevated Prolactin hormonal level. Schedule a visit for an evaluation ...Read more
Yes: Breast and nipple pain/soreness can often be due to hormonal fluctuations related to your cycle or birth control. However, if you are not on birth control, have missed your most recent period, and are having any new or concerning symptoms, it is possible you are pregnant. The safest course of action is to take a home urine pregnancy test. See your doctor if your breast symptoms continue. ...Read more
Common : Unfortunately, cracked nipples are very common while breastfeeding. There are several over the counter preparations available to help and many experts recommend cabbage leaves for this. The Laleache League is a great resource for help with this and all issues related to breast feeding. Hope this helps. ...Read more
7 months pregnant and breasts have been leaking colostrum, third baby, nipples stinging really bad. Why?
Body preparing: Congrats on baby number 3! your body has "been there, done that" before, and so knows a baby is soon to come and is now beginning to prepare for what happens after birth, including early milk production and toughing of the nipples. This time it recognizes the pattern, and so these type of changes occur earlier in subsequent pregnancies. Make sure you are getting plenty of rest to prepare for birth. ...Read more
My nipples are sore and leaking I have merina coil stopped breast feeding 10 months ago! what does this mean?
Unclear: This depends on what happened with your mild production over these past months... If you said to me you weaned, there was NO MILK WHATSOEVER for 9 months, then leakage started this month, that might make me want to investigate this with careful history, exam and labs. If leakage has been intermittent, and every time you express there is milk, then I would say, just stop checking! ...Read more
From hormones: Any hormonal method of birth control could possibly cause cramping, sore breasts and nipples. Both the estrogen and Progesterone in bcp can cause this. When this happens to my patients i switch to lower estrogen dose pill and/or to a pill with a different progesterone, and see if that helps. ...Read more
Not a faucet: Your breast is not a faucet that you can just turn on and off. Even though the infant is no longer nursing, the love and cuddles from your baby still stimulate hormones that can continue to produce milk. And even when these hormones decrease, it's not an immediate thing - production gradually decreases as your body adjusts to no longer needing to feed the infant. ...Read more
I stopped breastfeeding for my 19 month old baby. Aftr 1 week its got normal..then two breast are itching .
Still going strong: Check your breast for any sign of yeast infection to cause itching around nipples, or mastitis with which you may have redness or tenderness also. Since after stopping breast feeding, your internal clock still needs a little time to send the signal to stop producing milk, you can expect to feel unease for a while. ...Read more
Breast feeding while using can I breastfeed my five month old while taking terconazole cream 0.4% (for yeast infection)?
According : According to the lactmed database the safety of terconazole vaginal cream is unknown for breastfeeding mothers. The recommendation is to use another drug if the baby is a newborn or premature. An alternative is Clotrimazole vaginal cream, this can be bought over the counter and is unlikely to cause any adverse affects in a breastfed baby. You can also discuss this further with your doctor or pharmacist. Take care. ...Read more
Age, itchy: For your age with your complaint it is most likely secondary to dry skin and hormone influence eg. Low estrogen. If treat with topical cream not respond well rule out allergic reaction and other serious problem if persisted. May observe couple of cycles if spontaneous gone then you will be fine otherwise see your doctor locally. ...Read more
Galactorrhea: Small amounts of milk or serous fluid are commonly expressed for weeks, months, or years from women who have previously been pregnant or lactating. Galactorrhea can also occur as a side effect of hypothyroidism which sometimes happens after pregnancy. Schedule a visit with your physician if you are still producing milk at 16 months after weaning, to rule out other causes. ...Read more
Period due feb 20, late. Aereolas darker; breasts full not sore; achy tummy; nauseous ; tired; think its colustrum on nipples?; likely pregnant?
Do a pregnancy test: To see if you are pregnant or not . If negative ANS symptoms persist see your doctor. ...Read more
My girlfriends nipples are burning and itchy, but her boobs aren't growing.
It's been a week since her period ended.
Is she pregnant?
Maybe not, but...: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If she gets her next NORMAL regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more
Brown spotting for one day, it's been 3 days now and period has not came. I've been nauseous, bloated, breast are swore, nipples swollen. pregnant?
Im breast feeding and have sore nipples so i started to use nipple shields i now have really itchy nipples and spots around my breasts on my body?/?
Infection: Sounds like an infection. See your doctor for an exam. ...Read more
I have had a very itchy nipple for a few weeks. I stopped breastfeeding 2yrs ago and have no rash. Could it be thrush even though I'm not nursing?
Nope: Brewers yeast cannot cause infection or any health problem. People can be allergic to almost anything, and if you are allergic to brewers yeast and it was placed on your nipples, it might cause itching. But without such an allergy, it won't cause skin itching of the nipples or anywhere else. ...Read more
Itchy nipples: Itchy nipples suggests ongoing irritation to the area. First make sure that there is no residual soap left in your bra after washing by rinsing thoroughly. Dried soap will cause itching when it reacts to your perspiration. If that is not the case, see a MD to examine the area to see if there is a growth or discharge being emitted from the nipples. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry skin/winter: Itchy nipples is common this time of year. The skin becomes dryer and nipples take the brunt of it. Use a heavy lotion or cream to moisterize. If there is breakage in the skin, then you need to be evaluated for a rare form of breast cancer called paget's disease. A skin biopsy is needed to make the diagnosis. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Fake Gynecomastia: Gynecomastia is mass of breast tissue in the male breast. It can form a bump of fullness that can range from only palpable to embarrassingly large. The prefix pseudo means false or fake. Anything that causes the appearance of gynecomastia, but is not due to glandular tissue is termed pseudogynecomastia. The most common cause is fat. Pubescent gyneco can resolve. Surgery is the most common cure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I started having dry itchy nipples and after a week or so they started to bleed/puss is this likely to be something 'serious' or an infection?
I have been having itchy nipples and i had a short two day period and its been brown spottin that only shows when i wipe. Could i be pregnant?
Hello. I am a 48 yr old female. Have been having a problem with itchy breasts/ nipples for the past 6 to 8 months or so. Im 48 yrs old with 2 kids/men. (22 and 25 yrs old)
itchy nipples and scratching til they are raw and bleed is my problem
First : First of all, please be sure that your mammograms are up to date. I would recommend that you see your regular doctor, gynecologist or a breast specialist to have a complete evaluation. Of course if that is negative, then be sure that it is not your bra that may have something irritating in it, or that you haven't used new lotions/creams or laundry detergents. But I do advise that you have a complete breast evaluation by a physician. ...Read more
Check contact: Frequently itching can be a localized response to an irritant --dermatitis. See if your clothes are rubbing, and check your detergent you wash them in-- have you changed it. Also, fabric softener and dryer sheets. Then see if your body lotion or creams have changed. Check any other sources of contact with your nipples and any agents they may have on them - hand lotion, soap, etc. See Dermatologist ...Read more
Itching: You MAY have a form of dermatitis or reaction to the laundry powder you use or from cosmetic products. Please start w/a visit to your doctor. He/she may be able to identify and treat or may refer you to a neurologist. Skin problems fester in dark damp places in the body. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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