I am writing to get some ideas regarding my girlfriend. She has just recently started lactating and is not pregnant. Is that normal? She always has had a problem with a cyst in her left breast. She maintains a regular routine of squeezing and draining it. But just last night during private time, I tasted a fluid squirt out of her right breast. She went and verified that it was a fluid which resembled watered down milk. I'm confused, and a little scared. She has her normal monthly cycles. We practice safe sex with no exceptions and have had no "accidents" happen. She has been to the hospital and had blood work done several times recently, unrelated matter, and they never noted that she was pregnant. We both were unaware if you could lactate without being pregnant and wondered if it was actually possible?Thanks!
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You can lactate without being pregnant, but it's rare. It usually signals a hormonal imbalance. She should go see her doctor and have her hormones tested. There are certain hormones that they don't test for in regular standard blood work unless it's asked.
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My wife has been lactating for a couple years. We've had every test in the book done, and no one can figure it out. A doctor did tell her that it was impossible to lactate unless you have been pregnant at one time. (obvioiusly not to term though) We don't have kids so I have no idea.
Thank you all for the replies. They made us feel a lot more at ease before going to the doctors. She has been pregnant in the past (in response to the last post). What it turned out to be was I guess a side-effect of the medication she was on. According to her doctor, this is a common thing. It's great to know that she's alright though. It's kind of scary when something like this happens when it's not suppose to. Thanks again everyone!