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Question: producing breast milk after having a hysterectomy


 tooyoung36 - Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:59 pm

I had a vaginal hysterectomy in march of 2009, Previously i had my tubes tied in January of 1998. For the last several months I have been experiencing soreness of my breast as if they were engorged. Now I have noticed there is a little bit of Breast milk leaking occasionally. Is this normal to be happening or not, what could be the cause?

Thank you,
tooyoung36
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Nov 11, 2009 2:26 am

User avatar Hello,
Most often this suggests possible pituitary problems and your doctor can check your prolactin levels. It is not particularly worrisome if it's just milk you're producing (as opposed to blood).

Some women do seem to have this response following the abrupt hormonal disruption from the surgery. You probably need to watch and wait.

Best wishes.

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