Can HCG injections cause a woman to lactate?

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HCG does not cause lactation


Thank you for your inquiry! Although HCG is a hormone released during pregnancy, it does not cause lactation. The hormones prolactin and oxytocin are responsible for lactation.  I hope this answers your questions! 

Miami Plastic Surgeon
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HCG does not cause lactation

Lactation is caused by a hormone called prolactin. Prolactin is released in response pregnancy and to nipple stimulation. There is no relation between HCG and lactation.

Marco A. Pelosi III, MD
Jersey City OB/GYN
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