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why am I leaking breast milk?

By December 26, 2012 - 11:01pm
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hello I have been leaking from both of my breasts for about 3-4 yrs now which was a clear liquid but I Just noticed around 4 days ago that now it turned into milk! I have two boys and that last one is about to be 7 and I also had my tube tide after him .. I went to my pcp and they check my hormone level and everything seemed normal.. soo I never really got an answer! Any help will be appreciated thanks in advance

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Thank you for your answer, now I don't think its puberty or menopause since I'm 24 lol and I don't take any medications since I'm I'm a healthy person. Also accompanied by that leaking is a pain in my lower left pelvic area... To make sure its not something serious I will go to my obgyn, this is not usual for me.

December 27, 2012 - 6:10am
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Hi lissy23,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Sometimes women going through puberty or menopause can experience fluid leaking from breast which is called galactorrhea.  Leaking breasts are caused by an over production of the female hormone prolactin. Here is a list of things that can cause this over production.  Hormones medicines, such as birth control pills, antidepressant, blood pressure medicines and many other.  You need to see your OBGYN and discuss your options for treatment.



December 27, 2012 - 4:29am
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