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why are my nipples leaking???

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
hey, just noticed that my nipples where leaking a clear fluid but now has turned into a milky/white/pale yellowish liquid. doesnt feel like water has a kind of sticky oily feel to it. first just happened randomly without touching it, now i can actually squeeze it out. recently just had an abortion a week and a half ago, i was almost 12 weeks, would this be why? and is it normal? :confused:


  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Is this normal ? Yes

    If you were 9 or more weeks along in the pregnancy, it is possible that you may have trouble with milk, or a milky fluid leaking from your breasts after the abortion. The further along you were, the higher the chance of having your 'milk come in'. This can be upsetting, but it won't last for long. It's a normal effect of the hormones that your body releases when you are no longer pregnant. These hormones make your body start to produce milk, whenever a pregnancy is ended. Your breasts may feel sore, tight, swollen, and will leak out droplets of clear to whitish fluid. At times the milk may 'let down', and a substantial amount of liquid may come out. To help with this stage, wear a well-fitting/snug bra, and try avoid stimulation of your breasts or nipples. Wear the bra 24 hours a day until your milk dries up. It can take one to four weeks for the milk to dry up. It will not be as painful as it originally feels when the milk first comes in - as the milk is not 'used' the pressure on the milk ducts will cause the milk to 'dry up'. Keep wearing that snug-fitting bra, and take tylenol for the soreness, and this will subside. If you develop a fever, or extreme tenderness in either of your breasts, consult a doctor - there is also a condition where your milk glands can get infected, and this will need to be treated with antibiotics. (This is a rare complication).

    From here http://www.afterabortion.com/physical.html
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    oh thank god, thought i was a wierdo. a have been feeling quite ill though since the first day it happened, like a feel very flu-ish like and achy with a head-ache. would this be anything to worry about?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    If its causing issues go see your GP about it.
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