I think I've heard of people lactation before without being pregnant, but this has never ever happened to me before today so I'm kind of worried.
I was in the shower and sort of squeezed my nipple (not even hard) and some white, thin liquid came out. I made it happen a few more times with each breast. It wasn't a lot of liquid either, just a couple drops. This has NEVER happened before.
Does this automatically mean I'm pregnant or can this sometimes happen?
I'm on no medications and I haven't been on birth control for the past two months. ***?
Last edited by QandAandKTHXBAI; 09-18-2010 at 12:27 PM.
If you have ever been pregnant before and breastfed you can certainly have milk. If you were on the pill--it does make the body think it is pregnant--you could possibly have milk. If you are experiencing hormonal changes--yes. Just to be sure give the nurse at the doc's office a call. If you still feel uneasy after a pregnancy test? Make an appointment.Sincerely, searchin
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If you start finding the milk to be thick and white and you can feel the fat in the milk(like real whole milk) then see your doc. A tiny tumor in the pituitary gland called a prolactinoma can cause that to happen. Very treatable.
Not sure hold old you are, but at 68 years old I began to lactate. Was I surprised? You bet. My prolactin level was off the chart because I had a pituitary brain tumor which does NOT mean you have one. This prolactin issue can certainly cause you to have secretion from the breast. But, perhaps your doctor can test your prolactin level. Ask him. It may be hormonal. Good Luck.