What does it mean if I’m 8 months pregnant and I have bloody discharge
Bloody discharge at 8 months could be a sign of uterine stretching or an infection. Call you doctor if it persists. ChaCha! [ Source: http://www.chacha.com/question/what-does-it-mean-if-i%27m-8-months-pregnant-and-i-have-bloody-discharge ]
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- Bloody discharge at 8 months could be a sign of uterine stretching or an infection. Call you doctor if it persists. ChaCha!
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- Q: I am currently 8 weeks pregnant. Last August I discovered a lump in my breast which turned out to be a mass (tumor). A few months prior to this, I had noticed a bloody discharge from the same breast. Thinking it was probably a papilloma, the doctor did sugery to remove it. After healing, I noticed it was still there (the doctor took out the wrong duct) and I asked them to do a needle biopsy. They did and I was told the result showed it to be fibercystic disease (the first biopsy from the surgery showed an infection).This still confuses me b/c from what I’ve read, fibercystic disease doesn’t cause bloody discharge. I could be wrong. Also, doesn’t “cystic” mean cyst, not mass (ultrasound showed it was clearly a mass).My question…. if you had bloody discharge, would you breastfeed your baby? All of my doctors say it’s okay but I’m having a hard time visioning this.This surgery (where they took out the wrong duct) was almost a year ago and I “still” have horrible pain now that I’m pregnant (and the last year during ovulation and pms) due to the stretching of the tissue.
- A: Well my mom had fibrocystic breast disease, still does. She breastfed us both. And fibrocystic breast disease doesn’t generally effect the ability to breastfeed. It also isn’t going to be passed to the baby through breastmilk. So if you have fibrocystic breast disease then yes you should breastfeed. In fact lactation stops the creation of new cysts in many cases because lactation suppresses the hormones that cause the cysts to grow. Also breastfeeding can lower your risk of breast cancer, and some studies suggest fibrocystic breast disease slightly increases the risks of cancer. So that is something to consider.Also women experience may blood coming from their nipples during pregnancy and particularly during breastfeeding (caused by damage either from a poor latch, biting, or sometimes thrush or other infections). Blood in the milk is no reason to stop breastfeeding.Now I am reading up on fibrocystic breasts and it seems that much of the “mass” is actually scarring, it seems to me that if there is scarring it is possible to have blood? I really can’t find much that says that blood is a sign of fribrocystic breast condition, but many places do say cancer is rarely if every painful. But I’m not a doctor I can’t tell you what may or may not cause the symptoms you describe. So yes I would breastfeed if their was blood coming out of my nipples, as I said this happens. Of course I can’t tell you if you will experience pain or what level of pain would cause me or you to stop breastfeeding. Personally it would probably take a lot, but then again all the pain I had breastfeeding I knew was temporary. If you are concerned that you don’t actually have fibrocystic breast disease, get a second opinion.Oh about the cystic meaning liquid you are right, but the “fibro” refers to the scar tissue formed by the disease:”In Western countries such as the USA, a large percentage of women experience benign but often quite painful cysts and lumps in their breasts. A breast duct becomes blocked, fills up with fluid like a balloon filled with water. That is the cystic component of fibrocystic disease. The area around that blocked duct then has the tendency to form scar tissue and that’s the fibrous component of the fibrocystic disease.”http://www.007b.com/fibrocystic_breast_pain.php