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Nigerian Physician, Dr. Nonso Explains Why Some Young Women Lactate Despite Not Pregnant Or Nursing A Baby

An Award winning Medical Doctor and Health Communications Expert, Dr. Nonso has explained why some young women produce breasts milk, despite not pregnant or nursing a baby.

As against the general belief most people have that it only occurs in young women that have had abortions, the Nigerian medical practitioner, revealed the actual cause of the condition he called Galactorrhea and how to deal with it.

Dr. Nonso took to his Twitter page and wrote:

”So this guy was sucking brezz, felt something in his mouth, tasted somehow Are you pregnant? No! Why is meek coming out from your brezz?

“It happens from time to time”

LIAR! It’s because you’ve done aborshon before “

No! I have not done aborsho.”

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He then went further to explain the reason why a woman may have milk in coming out from her breasts.

”What happened in the story above is a condition known as galactorrhea, where a person has milk like discharge from either one or both nipples. This discharge is different from the regular milk secretion that occurs during pregnancy. It can occur in men also, Yes you heard it.

This can be caused by a number of things: Let’s start from the common: The commonest cause is what we call a Prolactinoma, this is simply a tumor or growth that occurs in the pituitary gland. Where is this gland? I’d like to say it’s in between your eyes, inside your head.

Please let us note that in most cases, this growth is usually benign, so don’t go around scared that you may brain cancer. Keyword: usually, but that does not mean that you should not see a doctor as soon as you can. To make sure you have the benign kind.

Prolactin majorly controls breast milk during pregnancy, But when it’s increased in non pregnant women, it may cause this breast discharge In women, they may also have absent periods or they may not see their periods every month. Some may have issues bearing children.

If the tumor grows large enough, it pushes some nerves aside, and may cause problems with your vision, or may even cause headaches that are frequent. Other tumors close to this pituitary gland may also trigger the production of prolactin.

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So what are the other causes? When your thyroid gland is not working properly Some drugs like opioids, high blood pressure medications, antidepressants, Some kidney conditions Using marijuana, Igbo, weed. Some herbal supplements Liver problems, Some contraceptives.”

Then he explained what you can do if you feel milk in your breast:

”What do you do if you have this? You need a doctor, preferably a gynaecologist. He or she will ask some questions and examine you to be sure that there are no lumps in your breasts.

Some tests will be run to check the level of your hormones this helps to narrow down the cause. He or she may ask for an MRI or a CT scan to look into your brain, I’ll leave the other parts to your doctor.

Can it be treated? Yes! Depending on the cause, in some cases where the cause can’t be found, some drugs will be given to reduce the level of this prolactin hormone.”

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