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Why am I lactating?

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  • Posted By: bellysheer
  • January 11, 2011
  • 08:44 PM

Why am I lactating for no apparent reason?

I am seventeen years old and have never been pregnant (i've double, triple, ultra checked). I have been on the pill since i was 16. And after about half a year of being on the pill i started lactating when on my period. My boobs will swell up during the time i'm taking the pill and then when i stop taking the pill to get my period i start lactating like crazy. I lactate when i'm not even touching/squeezing my boobs, and they hurt so bad that i have to squeeze some of the milk out to relieve the pressure. I've switched pill three times to see if the pill maybe did it and the only other medication i take it for ashtma. I do smoke sigarettes but no drugs and only the occasional drink. I have no idea why i am lactating and neither does my physician.

Any ideas?

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  • Have your doctor thought of evaluating the pituitary gland? (MRI)
    Felsen 510 Replies
    • January 16, 2011
    • 01:51 PM
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  • This is pretty rare but nothing to worry about, I had a girlfriend with the same problem but she didnt use the pill or anything, She was 16, She also told me it hurted a bit sometimes, I didnt get too much info about it further but i do know its nothing real to worry about.
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