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Can you drink non-alcoholic beer while breastfeeding to increase breast milk?

Can you drink non-alcoholic beer while breastfeeding to increase breast milk?

? non-alcoholic?: If there is ABSOLUTELY NO alcohol in the product I could consider it harmless. The near beers that have low amounts in the product are still a danger. Any alcohol will cross easily into the BM & one of its byproducts is formaldehyde, sometimes uses as an embalming agent. ...Read more

Breast Pain (Definition)

Breast pain is common. It is typically experienced during the menstrual period. Pain can range from mild tenderness, burning, dull ache, sharp or stabbing. It can be experienced in 1 or both breasts. Fibrocystic changes is the most common cause of breast pain. Hormonal medications (birth control, hormones) can cause pain as well. Infection ...Read more


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Drank 5 beers. Next morning sore/tender breasts. Happens very time I occasionally drink. No relief until I start my period. Concerning?

Drank 5 beers. Next morning sore/tender breasts. Happens very time I occasionally drink. No relief until I start my period. Concerning?

Alcohol concern: The concern is with your alcohol use and secondarily with your breasts. Excessive and expansive alcohol use is a known risk factor for breast cancer thought to be related to increased estrogen production. Once the period comes the estrogen levels fall relieving the pressure of breast fluid accumulation. This condition should alert you to consider a change in your "lifestyle" and "consumption". ...Read more

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Please explain relative risk. For instance, "alcohol use increases breast cancer risk by 12% for every daily drink." What does that mean exactly?

Please explain relative risk. For instance, "alcohol use increases breast cancer risk by 12% for every daily drink." What does that mean exactly?

Not sure: The incidence of breast cancer has remained fairly fixed for the past 50 yrs. The rate is about 1 in 7 developing the tumor which is the same in all countries exposed to the mouse with the MMTV virus. In Australia where there are mouse plagues the rate changes to 1 in 3 during the plague. Alcohol, when reducing immunity if taken in excess can enhance certain cancer such as oral squamous Ca. ...Read more

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Can I drink a couple beers 3 weeks after a vaginal delivery, tubal ligation, and me partially breast feeding? If so, how long do I wait to bf again?

Can I drink a couple beers 3 weeks after a vaginal delivery, tubal ligation, and me partially breast feeding? If so, how long do I wait to bf again?

No: I am always worried when someone, after a serious procedure, and particularly in your case when you are breast feeding, are so focussed on wanting (needing?) to drink that they ask this question. Breast feeding is good for you and your baby (bonding, antibodies to the baby, better nutrition etc.), and women who are breast feeding shouldn't drink (maybe a glass of champagne at a wedding), not more. ...Read more

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After drinking a few beers, the next morning, my left breast tissue feels very bruised and tender, pain, my back feels very sensitive, like sunburn?

After drinking a few beers, the next morning, my left breast tissue feels very bruised and tender, pain, my back feels very sensitive, like sunburn?

See your doctor: If you have fatty liver, I strongly suspect you are drinking more than a "few, " - or that term means something else to you than it does to me. If you have a fatty liver, you should not be drinking any alcohol at all. Whether the fatty liver is from obesity or drinking alcohol, more alcohol will only make it worse, and can lead to scarring, cirrhosis, liver failure and liver cancer. See your dr. ...Read more

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Why might it be that my breasts hurt at the end of the day?

Why might it be that my breasts hurt at the end of the day?

Bad bras?: Could be as simple as poorly fitting bras. Try to go to a store that will do a good bra fitting. ...Read more

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What are the possible reasons to why my breasts hurt on the sides to the touch?

What are the possible reasons to why my breasts hurt on the sides to the touch?

Breast pain: Mastodynia or breast pain can have variety of causes. Most commonly, hormone fluctuations can cause pain. Fibrocystic disease can also be painful and related to hormonal levels. Less common reasons include infections or inflammatory conditions. In older patients (ie. In the fourth decade of life or greater) an advanced cancer can be painful. See your physician for a good history and physical. ...Read more

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How come my breasts hurt when I run?

How come my breasts hurt when I run?

Common: Nobody understands this. Perhaps your next step is to get yourself a more tightly supportive sports bra. And especially, I'm glad you're staying fit. Keep it up. ...Read more

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Breasts hurt and itch signs of period?

Breasts hurt and itch signs of period?

Fluid retention in: The breasts can occur prior to a period or during a period. This can lead to itching or soreness of breasts. Take care. ...Read more

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My breasts hurt near my armpits is this a cancer?

Unlikeely: Don't worry, you may have breast tissue extends into axilllary tail (supra numary breast tissue), this may be causing the pain, see your doctor for examination, possible surveillance mammography. ...Read more

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Why breasts hurt and swell 2 weeks after my period?

Why breasts hurt and swell 2 weeks after my period?

If you have about a: 28 day menstrual cycle, it is possible that this could be premenstrual. Premenstrual symptoms can begin one to two weeks prior to menses in some females. ...Read more

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My breasts hurt for about 10 days before my period. Is this normal?

My breasts hurt for about 10 days before my period. Is this normal?

Yes: It's not uncommon to have breast tenderness and slight swelling 7-10 days before your period. This occurs as your hormone levels fluctuate. Decreasing caffeine intake and medicines like Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) can help ...Read more

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So my breasts hurt and itch and I know I'm not pregnant... so what could it be.?

So my breasts hurt and itch and I know I'm not pregnant... so what could it be.?

Breast exam: I suggest an examination and consider any new bras which may have caused irritation. Certainly consult a physician. ...Read more

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Hi I'm not understanding why my breasts hurt on the sides of my armpits and it's both breast.?

Hi I'm not understanding why my breasts hurt on the sides of my armpits and it's both breast.?

Breast pain: Hi, thanks for the question. I can't provide suggestions for the cause of your symptoms without asking further questions and obtaining more information. ...Read more

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I pushed out a heavy refrigerator to clean under it and now the sides of my breasts hurt...Could I have pulled a muscle?

I pushed out a heavy refrigerator to clean under it and now the sides of my breasts hurt...Could I have pulled a muscle?

Muscle strain: It sounds like you strained the intercostal muscles (between the ribs)under the breasts. ...Read more

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I sweat on and off all night. My breasts hurt all the time. I can't sleep much. I'm moody. Very emotional. I feel bloated. The list goes on! : (?

I sweat on and off all night. My breasts hurt all the time. I can't sleep much. I'm moody. Very emotional. I feel bloated. The list goes on! : (?

Be examined: Symptoms as you have described can be caused by pregnancy, thyroid disease or other hormonal imbalances. A physical examination with appropriate testing would be valuable if your pregnancy test is negative. ...Read more

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If your nipples and breasts hurt really bad and you suddenly have a craving for something you normally don't, does that mean I could be pregnant?

If your nipples and breasts hurt really bad and you suddenly have a craving for something you normally don't, does that mean I could be pregnant?

Possible: But those are non specific symptoms u should do a preg test that way u know for sure and if it is - and u are still worried can do a blood preg test because if u are on those 3 meds that u wrote all 3 are not compatible with pregnancy. ...Read more

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Why do my breasts hurt?

Why do my breasts hurt?

Hormones?: The most common cause is hormones, related to flucutations around your period, or if you have changed or added hormone pills. If it's getting worse or not getting better, need to have it checked by doctor. ...Read more

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Why could my breasts hurt all the time?

Why could my breasts hurt all the time?

Breast pain: Mastodynia =medical word for breast pain. This could be from a variety of reasons. Some women have cyclical pain related to hormonal changes from their cycle, some have benign non cancerous reasons (fibroadenomas or multiple infections). Of course- what most people are worried about is breast cancer. Cancer is typical a painless mass that is found on exam or via mammogram. See a physician. ...Read more

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Why do my breasts hurt when I touch them?

Why do my breasts hurt when I touch them?

Tenderness?: Breast soreness can occur due to stretching from increased fluid retention. The breasts may be more tender at those times. Breast pain can occur in conjunction w premenstrual syndrome, ovulation, your period, pregnancy, hormone imbalance or use of oral contraceptives. ...Read more

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Why do my breasts hurt so much when not even being touched?

Why do my breasts hurt so much when not even being touched?

Normal: At 19, your breasts still can be developing. Your estrogen levels may still be fluctuating and breast tenderness can be a result. I would discuss this with your gynecologist to see if there is any hormonal treatment available. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why the sides of my breasts hurt?

Many Possibilities: Could be due to size of breasts - large breasts may be more painful, especially if not supported with a good bra. Possibly related to mass, cysts, diet, poor nutrition... See your doctor or breast surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do my breasts hurt when I push on them? Is this worrying?

Breast tenderness.: Breast pain can be from many reasons. The most common is the tenderness that fluctuates from the menstrual cycle. This is a normal process and not worrying. If you notice pain in one breast and not the other, then this could be a sign of cancer, infection, or other worrisome process. If you are worried, you need to go see a doctor for an exam. Don't forget your yearly mammograms! ...Read more

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My breasts hurt a lot when being touched. What canc ause this super sensitivity?

Sore breasts: Sore breasts (mastalgia or mastodynia) are usually very sensitive to hormone changes, manipulation, caffeine, chocolate and a few other ingested items. Limiting caffeine, etc., good breast support to decrease mechanical stimulation (e.g., movement with exercise), even sleeping in a bra can help. Use of "the pill" and Ibuprofen for pain associated with "fibrocystic breasts" can both be helpful. ...Read more

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How bad do breasts hurt while pregnant?

How bad do breasts hurt while pregnant?

Subjective: Pain is subjective, but most people do report tenderness.

It's hard to say exactly how much discomfort one would feel. ...Read more