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  • It's possible. Hormonal changes from pregnancy can do strange things... I hadn't even started to show when my milk (actually, the clear to white pre-milk substance, colostrum) came in for the first time - during sex. However, taking a pregnancy test is the only real way to know for sure.
  • When I was almost 17, I had the same (lactating). I had never been pregnant. I never had regular periods so I was on on b/c to regulate them. Anyway, the symptoms I was having (Lactating) was not normal so my gyno ordered me to get an MRI of the head. They discovered a large benign tumor on my "pituitary gland"(behind your eyes at the base of your brain).Which is referred to as "master gland" it controls all other glands (thyroid, etc.)and all hormones including Prolactin which produces the milk discharge.

    Now I'm 22 and 15 weeks' pregnant with my first babe. I've never had the discharge since they treated the tumor. Don't worry (I could be wrong!) but ask your OB/Gyn about it; he or she can check your blood for the levels or get you a painless MRI (similar to Cat scan). Squeezing your breast causes it to keep producing more, so try not to.

  • My friend had the leaking thing too... and she has it every morning. I too have it: when I press my nipples, out comes the white stuff. And we are both pregnant.
  • I also have the tumor on my pituitary gland. This causes your body to think it is preggers, so it starts to produce milk in your breasts. I had it since I was in high school, but I didn't know it was abnormal for my breasts to do that if I squeezed them. I finally asked about it when I was about 21, and they did an MRI to show that I had a tumor. All I do is take meds for it, and the meds have actually lowered my levels and have shrunk the tumor. They said in a year I may stop taking it all together and the tumor may be gone. But I would get it checked out. That would be best.
  • That's definitely not breast milk. Breast milk doesn't even come out of the nipples during the last stages of pregnancy... until a couple days after you have a baby. You are probably lactating due to an overload of estrogen in the body.
    • That is not true; women do leak in the latter stages of pregnancy. But it is in fact called colostrum which is a very protein-filled and nutrient rich form of milk. The body continues to leak it until a few days after the baby is born, and in fact when you are breastfeeding your estrogen levels are lower so leaking milk is not necessarily a sign of high estrogen levels! Like the other answers have mentioned prolactin (the hormone that causes you to produce milk) is regulated by the pituitary gland, and the removal of milk by the baby. If you are leaking milk and are not pregnant then you should definitely have it checked out by a doctor because it could indicate a pituitary problem.
  • I was leaking with my first girl at 6 months pregnant. about 5 months with my second girl.
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Q: Is leaking breast milk a symptom of pregnancy?
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Is leaking breast milk a sign of pregnancy?

It can be, but its not always the reason for it.


When a pregnant women starts having milk in her breast?

as early in your 8th month pregnancy milk will starts leaking in your breast .


Is a leaking breast a symptom of breast cancer?

No its hormones. If you're pregnant the body releases the hormones to increase the breast milk to feed a baby.


Im leaking milk from your breast What is wrong?

whats wrong with me I'm on my period and milk leaking out my breast


Why are my breasts leaking milk if they are not not sore?

Hello. Your breasts could be leaking milk because you are pregnant or because you have a milk duct infection. Do a pregnancy test. If its negative see your doctor about the breast leakage.


You are not leaking breast milk with this baby but you did with your first Should you be concerned?

Each pregnancy is different. There is nothing to be worried about.


Can a girl get a breast milk before pregnancy?

before pregnancy milk from breast why


When does a pregnant woman start leaking breast milk?

I started lactating breast milk very early on in my pregnancy. It wasn't a noticeable problem until 5 or 6 months


Why are you leaking milk?

i am leaking milk because my breast became too large


Does leaking breast milk create risk during pregnancy?

It's a risk for embarrasment and soiled clothes, but not for you or the baby.


Is it possible to be leaking breast milk at 7 weeks of pregnancy?

Dont think its really breast milk but maybe colostrum. Due to homones I think it could be possible but dont think it well last through your pregnancy...kjsmom


Why are your breast leaking milk if you are not pregnant?

no


What is lacation?

Leaking of breast milk.


What is the earliest in pregnancy you will produce breast milk?

I started leaking colostrum when I was about 12 weeks along. Then I started leaking milk in my 7th month. It depends on your body ... some people never leak at all.


Is leaking breast milk an early sign of pregnancy?

Normally leaking in the breast is not a sign of early pregnancy. Your body doesnt begin to release brest milk until after birth. But there has been rare cases when the mother begins to leak brest milk 2-3 weeks before birth. I would not take this as a sign. But it could mean that you possibly had a miscarrage.


Leaking breast milk in the 7th month of pregnancy?

This is completely normal, usually breast milk will start to leak around 12-14 weeks but will not be fully prominent until around the birth of the baby.


How do you stop leaking breast?

It depends on the type of fluid that is leaking from the breast. If it is breast milk then it is due to the hormones in your body. This is normal during pregnancy and just after giving birth. It cannot be stopped during pregnancy because this is a normal process due to the hormonal changes in your body. If you have already given birth, then once you stop breastfeeding your baby, breast milk production will stop within a few months, if not weeks. If breast milk production is not stopping despite having stopped breastfeeding for several months, then you should speak to your doctor about medication to remedy the situation. Do not try to extract the milk because physical stimulation of the breast will only increase milk production. But if you are neither pregnant nor have you given birth recently, then you need to seek medical attention. The breast should be be leaking milk in this instance unless you have some hormonal problem. For example, prolatinomas are tumors of the pituitary gland that increases the level of the hormone, prolactin. This can cause breast milk production. If your breast is leaking pus or blood then you need to seek immediate medical attention. This could be due to serious underlying diseases and a leaking breast is just a symptom. Ultimately the root cause needs to be identified and treated.


How does breast milk produce?

Breast milk or lactation is caused by hormones from pregnancy.


On period but milk coming out breast?

on my period and milk leaking out my breast's.


When do you start leaking milk from your breast while pregnant?

I am at 33 weeks, and I started leaking around middle of 2nd trimester. Usually most women start to produce their milk during the last month or so of pregnancy.


Make breast milk?

Breast milk or lactation is caused by pregnancy hormones and nursing.


Why are your breast are leaking milk?

Because of the letdown reflex that makes breastmilk keeps on leaking.


Could it be a symptom of pregnancy if your breasts are suddenly leaking milk after ending nursing six months prior and you are feeling other symptoms as well?

Hello. Yes this could be a sign of pregnancy. Do a pregnancy test. If negative consult your doctor.


What does it mean when a girl is leaking breast milk?

She is ready to have a baby.


Can you be pregnant if there is milk leaking out of your breast and how far along could you be?

You may not be pregnant. Some women that either wish to be or think they are can start experiencing symptoms of pregnancy.