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Non-Pregnant/Nursing Woman w/ Breastmilk

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 30, 2009
  • 09:45 PM

I'm a 35 yr. old healthy woman with breastmilk in my left breast and a recently discovered microadnoma tumor on my pituitary gland.

I stopped breastfeeding my son almost 3 years ago (he is almost 5yr).

Blood and hormone tests show normal prolactin, hormones, thyroid and no cancer. Mammogram and lab results show no cancer and the fluid is indeed "breastmilk".

So, everyone is unable to tell me why I still have milk in one breast and if the small tumor is affecting my weight.

I exercise 6 times a week, lifeguard and teach aerobics. I've adjusted my diet severely. They took me off all vitamins/supplements b/c they (doctors) thought the SPIRULINA I was taking was causing my milk production.

I disagree.

I think my body still thinks I'm pregnant (I get a ptest every month and it's neg: always) or that the tumor is affecting my homones/thyroid and keeping me from losing another 20lbs.

any advice? I'm feeling helpless...............

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