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when i press my breast milk is comlng out is it normal

By Anonymous June 18, 2015 - 1:51pm
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When i press m'y breast mlik us coming out its it normal

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Hi Anon
Thanks for your question!

Breastmilk is normally only see in pregnant and breastfeeding women but can also be seen in women who are not.

How long has this been going on?

Discharge from the breast is called galactorrhea. Galactorrhea is a discharge of milk-like substance from the breast that is not associated with breast-feeding after pregnancy. It is often referred to as non-puerpial (not pregnancy-related) galactorrhea. This condition mainly occurs in women. It does occur in men, but much less commonly. The milky white discharge can come from one or both breasts, and the breast may leak fluid with or without stimulation.

Galactorrhea has many causes, though sometimes the cause is unknown. Tumors of the pituitary gland, called pituitary adenomas or prolactinomas, can cause galactorrhea. The pituitary is a small gland attached to the brain. Pituitary tumors are usually not cancerous. They can cause galactorrhea when they produce excess prolactin, a hormone that stimulates milk production.

Other causes can be breast stimulation, medications, herbs or having a thyroid problem

To get to the bottom of this, you should be seen by a doctor for an evaluation. He or she will likely do a quick exam and possibly do a blood workup. Keep us updated on your results!


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