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Swollen leaking breasts

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 29, 2007
  • 08:59 PM

First of all I am not pregnant. I know this for a fact as have done tests and had periods, also have displayed none of the side affects I had when I was pregant the first time around.
My breasts have become swollen (growing about a cup size) and sometimes they leak when pressure is added to them. They are really sore which makes it hard to wear a bra.
This has happened twice, last month and this month. Each time it has started about 2 weeks after I started to take my contraceptive pill and then dissapates about 1 week before my period starts. My breasts top hurting and leaking and return to their normal size. It is onle after I start to retake my pill that it happens again. Could I have become intolerant of it? I have been taking it since I was 14. (For period pain)
I have only recently started to use it again though as I tried the contraceptive implant for 5 months but it caused irregular periods and really bad pariod pain.
I am using the same brand and dosage pill as I was before the implant.

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  • I would go back to my Gyne and simply ask for a hormone profile done. Ask for a prolactin, and oxytocin. If either of these are off it would cause leaky breasts. Not trying to scare you, but lactating when not pregnant could be a sign of a brain tumor. You should tell your GP about this and see where to go from there. Good luck. I know the birth control pills build up more hormones so maybe it's that. Go back to your Gyne- somethings causing it. How is your eye sight??
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    • February 3, 2007
    • 06:26 PM
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