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What Does It Mean When Your Breast Are Leaking
Nipple discharge: While nipple discharge can be serious, in most cases, it's either normal or due to a minor condition. Still, if you are not nursing, you should contact your health care provider any time you notice breast discharge. Based upon your symptoms and the results of diagnostic tests, your doctor will decide on the best course of treatment. ...Read more
Need 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, ; significant breast stimulation. ...Read more
What does it mean if you've had a miscarriage or an abortion in the past two years and your breasts still leak?
Not uncommon: Any pregnancy can stimulate the breast glands that make milk, and that can last quite some time after the pregnancy ends. However after 2 years usually the milky discharge would end. If it breast discharge is not milky you should be checked by a gynecologist or breast surgeon. Testing your prolactin level and thyroid function may indicate a hormonal problem causing this also. ...Read more
I'm 40weeks3days and today I started leaking from my breasts, does this mean labor is around the corner?
Hi I have milk leaking from my breasts, I just took a test its show neg. And my both sides of nipples feels a bit pain. And I gain weight, is it mean I am pregnant?
Please double check: Your pregnancy test with a healthcare provider. If you are lactating (and you are not nursing an infant) and have weight gain, chances are pretty good that you are pregnant. And if you are not, then the healthcare provider will need to check you for other conditions that can give you lactation. Good luck and thank you for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Wht does it mean whn ur breast r leaking a clear milky substance I'm NT pregnant I'm still a virgin by is it something to b worried about?
Galactorrhea: It is called galactorrhea when you have milky nipple discharge. If you are not pregnant, it can be caused by several things including oral contraceptives, inflammation of the breast tissue, nipple stimulation medications and some benign or malignant tumors. You should come see an endocrinologist. ...Read more
I am 1 CM dilated and 30 effaced this is my third child. I am 35 weeks 2. I am also leaking from breast already. Does this mean labor will be soon?
No: Not necessarily. These changes after two pregnancies can happen faster than in the first. 1cm and 30% effaced is not that significant. Good Luck with your delivery! ...Read more
Stopped breast feeding 4 mo. Ago. I am 8 days past ovulation and my breasts are leaking. Could this mean something (i.e. pg) or just happens sometimes?
Normal: Sometime it is possible to get leaking fluid from breast, it is due to harm one action, . It is going to stop and if persisting then see your doctor. It is too early to find out if you are pregnant ...Read more
I'm 29 weeks and found I was 1 cm dilated two days ago and now my breast are very sore and leaking. Could this mean possible labor soon?
Dilation: At 29 weeks if you are one 1 cm dilated then preterm labor is a risk. Steroid injections should be done to accelerate the fetal lung maturity. There are medications that can be given if you are contractions. Measuring the length on the cervix via sonogram can be helpful. There is a test called a FFN (fetal fibronectin) that can be done to help determine the risk of preterm labor. ...Read more
37 weeks pregnant, lots of leaking out of both breast, I feel like I could fill a 2 oz bottle. What does this mean. Also this is my 3rd pregnancy.
It is normal: It is not unusual to have leaking from the breasts at 37 weeks gestation. ...Read more
I removed my IUD january 9th so far I haven't had my period for the month of february and today my breast were leaking. Does this mean im pregnant?
Breast leakin: If you did not get your period and your breast is leaking, you should get pregnancy test to see if you are pregnant and most likely you may be pregnant. ...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
I'm 34 weeks pregnant and both my breasts have been leaking blood from mid second trimester, no pain, no lumps...does this mean I won't breastfeed?
Talk to your: Ob immediately about leaking bloods that isnot normal ...Read more
My breast are sore in leaking milk iam having cramps feel sick to my stomach a lot like after meals what could this mean?
Not pregnant or PP?: If you're not pregnant or breastfeeding and you're leaking milk there could be a chance that you have a tumor in your brain that's causing the leakage of milk. See a doctor right away so they can check your blood levels of prolactin and possibly do an imaging study of the brain. ...Read more
Should investigate: This may be normal, or you may need to have your doctor evaluate it. It is not at all unusual to continue to have some fluid leak for up to a year after having a child. Sometimes you may have some fluid build up in the glands which then leaks out, which may be normal, or indicate a problem. Discuss this with your physician to see if other tests, like checking a prolactin level, are appropriate. ...Read more
A month ago my left breast leaked oily substance than tonight my right breast did the same wat could this be?
Need more info: Difficult to say from the info you are giving. This could be just a normal discharge. The bast would be for you to have a breast exam at your GYN doctors office or general surgeons office and they should be able to determine from your history and physical exam if there is a bored for any further tests (sonogram or mammogram) ...Read more
When your pregnant do your breasts start to leak milk while your pregnant or does it only happen after the babys born?
Hi I had a stillborn baby in January my breasts have recently been leaking milk but now feel so heavy and like their burning inside?
My baby is9mths and I'm still BF, my right breast started leaking from almost no leak to a lot? It filled up 3 pads in 1day? Do you know why?
Milk?: If your leaking milk then this new production should be quite helpful and no cause for concern ...Read more
My breasts have both been leaking milk for years it is pure white, never been pregnant and only 22 starting to get worried. What could be causing this?
Elevated prolactin: What you describe is usually due to an elevated prolactin level. That can be caused by a number of issues including some medications, exercise, and / or by a prolactin secreting tumor. You should see your doctor for an exam and probably some lab work (blood test) to determine a reason for your milk production. ...Read more
Depends: Can be a side effect to some medications or sometimes an indication of a problem with the pituitary gland. Your doctor will need to check some bloodwork to determine. If the discharge is bloody, that could be a sign of malignancy and you definitely need to have it evaluated. ...Read more
Breast pads: Some women will have leaking from the breasts in between feedings, or if they are separated from their baby. Sometimes milk can leak from the breasts when a women hears a baby cry! Wear a good nursing bra and nurse the baby frequently. Buy disposable absorbent breast pads to wear in your bra to absorb any milk that leaks. Change them frequently to avoid irritation of your nipples. ...Read more
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