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Doctor insights on: Blocked Duct In Breast Symptoms

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Breast tenderness has surpassed. The hard mass is still here. If it were a blocked or infected duct would I have other symptoms? No fever, I feel fine

Breast tenderness has surpassed. The hard mass is still here. If it were a blocked or infected duct would I have other symptoms? No fever, I feel fine

Needs Evaluation : at age 43 if you feel a hard breast mass it is imperative that you be evaluated by an exam and mostly likely a mammogram or sonogram. While most breast masses are benign cancer must be ruled out first ...Read more

Duct (Definition)

Is a channel leading from a gland or an organ, for example lactiferous duct leads from mammary gland to ...Read more


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How to get over the blocked ducts in breast?

How to get over the blocked ducts in breast?

No medication needed: Usually warm compress, gentle massage and routine breast feeding and/or using breast pump in women works very good. ...Read more

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What can I do for pain in left breast - think it might be blocked milk duct?

What can I do for pain in left breast - think it might be blocked milk duct?

See your MD: Any breast mass or breast pain must be evaluated by your md. Don't presume that a breast mass or breast pain is a blocked milk duct. It is unlikely you are nursing at age 48 but not impossible. You need a mammogram and ultrasound of the breast and examination by your healthcare provider for any complaint of breast pain, especially becasue it is only in one breast. Please don't delay ! ...Read more

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Can I have a blocked milk duct 2 1/2 years after stopping breast feeding?

Can I have a blocked milk duct 2 1/2 years after stopping breast feeding?

Yes. : Women of any age can get blocked ducts and mastitis. It may go away on its own, but for more information please see this very helpful website: <a href="http://www.breastfeedinginc.ca/content.php?pagename=doc-BD-M" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.breastfeedinginc.ca/content.php?pagename=doc-BD-M</a> ...Read more

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Could i get a blocked milk duct now after stopping breast feeding 2 1/2 years ago?

Could i get a blocked milk duct now after stopping breast feeding 2 1/2 years ago?

Blocked duct: A blocked milk duct can occur at any time, regardless of breast feeding status, although more commonly occurs during breast feeding. If there is associated discharge and it looks like anything other than milk, must see your doctor to assess. If area very painful, skin red, sore to touch, may have developed abcess and this may need drainage. ...Read more

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I wouldn't get a blocked milk duct now after stopping breast feeding 2 1/2 years ago, could i, what to do?

Yes. : Women of any age can get blocked ducts and mastitis. It may go away on its own, but for more information please see this very helpful website: http://www.breastfeedinginc.ca/content.php?pagename=doc-BD-M ...Read more

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If you had ductal cancer while breast feeding, wouldn't you get mastitis since the duct is blocked by the tumor?

If you had ductal cancer while breast feeding, wouldn't you get mastitis since the duct is blocked by the tumor?

Not necessarily: It is certainly a possibility but not a certainty. Mastitis is caused by infection, so bacteria would have to somehow get past the blockage to cause the mastitis. ...Read more

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Do men's breasts have milk ducts?

Do men's breasts have milk ducts?

Galactorrhea: Men and women both have "milk ducts, " but a different hormonal environment leads to milk production in women only. Lactation is the true production of milk that occurs during pregnancy when Progesterone levels are high and stimulate maturation of the milk producing glands. Outside this setting, we worry about tumors and hormonal imbalances (prolactin) that lead to galactorrhea (nipple discharge). ...Read more