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Spontaneous Lactation
I am so confused. About three days ago, after I had climaxed, I noticed a wet spot on my shirt where my nipple is located. I thought it seemed like when my breasts used to leak years ago when I had nursed my daughter. The next day, while in the shower, I squeezed my nipple to see if this was the case and, what appeared to be milk or colostrum, came out. I tried the other breast and the same thing happened. My first thought was possible pregnancy; however, the last time my husband and I had sex was the day after my period about a week and a half ago. For the first time, we did not use any protection because the chance of conception seemed unlikely and we wouldn't consider it to be bad thing anyway. I went ahead and took a pregnancy test which was, of course, negative. I have not had any other changes in my body that seem related or unrelated. I had began a workout program a couple of days before. I am not nor have I recently been on birth control. I do not have any other symptoms of ovarian cysts (this was one thing I saw as a possibility). My period comes about every 24 days and only lasts 1 and a half to 2 and a half days (yeah, I'm lucky). I know this is a lot of info. but I'm trying to be as thorough as possible. I cannot find any good explanation for this and I have not seen it as an early sign of pregnancy. I know I didn't lactate until late in my second trimester with my daughter. Please help. Any ideas?
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Elevated prolactin can cause breast discharge. You would need a blood test to see if that is the cause. There is medication to treat the elevated levels and symptoms then cease.
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What would cause elevated prolactin?
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A pituitary tumor or cyst is the usual culprit.
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Just an update...I had my prolactin levels checked and was normal. I'm still waiting on results from my thyroid.
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I had something similar happen to me last month when I ovulated.  For almost 2 full weeks (a week before and a week prior to ovulating) I lactated.  I've never had children, although I've been pregnant several times.  All miscarriages.  My doctor checked my prolactin levels and everything was normal.  So I have no idea why I lactated.  But now, I ovulated last weekend.  And my breasts are swelling some and are starting to hurt.  So I'm wondering if it's going to happen again.  I sure hope not!
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