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  • My girlfriend is lactating but she's not pregnant

    My current FB is lactating, why the hell would her tits leak?

    anamnesis:
    • 35
    • 5'3"
    • 115lbs
    • caucasian
    • diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS when she was 24, seems to have 2 or 3 episodes per year that have largely been contained to slight optic neuritis, fatigue and dysesthesias; she's been on Avonex 30mg bi weekly for 2 years and prednisone 300mg bid during any acute attack (which have been been thankfully rare)
    • other then her MS she's in good health, excellent cardio and muscle tone
    • has two children aged 16 & 17 (nursed both for what its worth)
    • is still intact....hasn't had a hysterectomy or TL
    • has been taking Levora for the past 3 years with no issues, prior was using the rhythm method or her partners wore jimmies
    • doesn't use any recreational drugs and is a light drinker
    • she's pee'd on the stick and the rabbit isn't dead

  • #2
    Originally posted by opie's twisted balls View Post
    My current FB is lactating, why the hell would her tits leak?

    anamnesis:
    • 35
    • 5'3"
    • 115lbs
    • caucasian
    • diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS when she was 24, seems to have 2 or 3 episodes per year that have largely been contained to slight optic neuritis, fatigue and dysesthesias; she's been on Avonex 30mg bi weekly for 2 years and prednisone 300mg bid during any acute attack (which have been been thankfully rare)
    • other then her MS she's in good health, excellent cardio and muscle tone
    • has two children aged 16 & 17 (nursed both for what its worth)
    • is still intact....hasn't had a hysterectomy or TL
    • has been taking Levora for the past 3 years with no issues, prior was using the rhythm method or her partners wore jimmies
    • doesn't use any recreational drugs and is a light drinker
    • she's pee'd on the stick and the rabbit isn't dead

    Whenever a non-pregnant woman lactates, it's called "galactorrhea" and you wonder about a few things:

    1) is it the birth control pill
    hers is not associated with galactorrhea, but that doesn't mean much. She could use a different birth control method for three months and see if it goes away. If it does, it's the pill


    2) Is it a pituitary adenoma?
    benign pituitary tumors can cause lactation; blood work and an MRI will tell the tale.

    3) breast stimulation
    if you're messing with her breasts a lot, it could cause lactation


    4) a low thyroid
    again, a simple blood test will tell the tale


    She needs to see an OBGYN or an endocrinologist. If nothing pans out, she has "ideopathic" galactorrhea which means we can't figure out what's causing it.

    hope this he'ps.


    steve



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    • #3
      Thanks Doc!

      I'll give her the lecture to go see her box doctor.

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      • #4
        I actually have experienced this same problem recently. A couple of times that I got out of the shower I had leaked some milk. I haven't breastfed for a little over a year. I was told this is quite normal...so I am not too worried about myself.

        I hope your girlfriend is ok and it is just the breast stimulation.

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        • #5
          Drink up.

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