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What causes inflammed milk ducts; not breast feeding ; lumps in chest and r/breast. ?

What causes inflammed milk ducts; not breast feeding ; lumps in chest and r/breast. ?

Worrisome: Becca, this can be a number of things. It can be inflamed milk ducts if you have been pregnant or have breastfed in the last year. Infection can cause this, as can lymphedema (blocked lymph glands causing fluid to build up). A blood clot in a vein in your chest or arm can cause this. Last, certain breast cancers appear like this, so please see a doctor as soon as possible! ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Stopped breast feeding; been 4 days.Have clogged ducts. Using cabbage leaves.Can i massage the clogged ducts? Will it stimulate more milk production?

Dr. Jeffrey Ng Dr. Ng
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Stopped breast feeding; been 4 days.Have clogged ducts. Using cabbage leaves.Can i massage the clogged ducts? Will it stimulate more milk production?

Go see the familydoc: You need to be evaluated by a doctor to see if you are developing an infection in the breasts. Duct ectasia can feel like a small lump just under your nipple. The nipple and areola may become tender and irritated, and turn pink or red. You will see thick, sticky discharge from your nipple. This discharge is benign, and can be black, grey or greenish in color. You may need an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have clogged mammary glands in breasts?

Is it possible to have clogged mammary glands in breasts?

Yes: Most likely from frequent pumping. Or it could be a galactocele. ...Read more

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How would i treat plugged ducts of secretory glands in the lid?

How would i treat plugged ducts of secretory glands in the lid?

Warm packs: Antibiotics, nsaids. Manual squeezing using sterile technique may help. Consult a dermatologist and/or aesthetician. Hope u feel better ! ...Read more

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Do bras cause breast cancer by not allowing natural cooling of the mammary glands?

Do bras cause breast cancer by not allowing natural cooling of the mammary glands?

No: I do not believe there is any evidence for bras increasing cancer risk. Wear what is pleasing to you aesthetically and comfortably. ...Read more

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Can cancer cells be transmitted through breast milk while breast feeding?

Can cancer cells be transmitted through breast milk while breast feeding?

No: There are no proven instances of a mother transmitting cancer to her baby through breast feeding, even if she has breast cancer. Though breast feeding would not be advisable in someone with breast cancer. ...Read more

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How long does breast lumpiness associated with clogged milk duct last?

How long does breast lumpiness associated with clogged milk duct last?

Few days: If you are breast feeding and you have experienced lumpy tender breast/breasts as you are learning to breast feed, you may have mild engorgement. If you have pain and fever call your OB about need for medication. If no fever, try pumping breasts for 3-5 minutes before breast feeding to get milk flowing and unclog ducts. Usually 2 or 3 days of this before feeds will resolve problem. ...Read more

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Puss drainage from my nipple. I'm not breast feeding. Is it an infection?

Puss  drainage from my nipple. I'm not breast feeding. Is it an infection?

Yes: If it really is pus, yes. If it just a whitish discharge it could be normal or not. If in doubt, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can PID cause axillary lymph nodes and nipple discharge?

Can PID cause axillary lymph nodes and nipple discharge?

Not usually: Usually pid would cause groin lymph nodes to enlarge not axillary nodes. Both issues need further evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes clogged milk duct when weaning?

What causes clogged milk duct when weaning?

Slow flow: Although clogged milk ducts can occur anytime during breast feeding, it is more common whenever the flow of the milk slows down and the milk is not emptying as regularly. This happens more frequently during weaning. It may help to warm pack the area that is clogged, and massage of that area can also be very beneficial, albeit sometimes initially painful. As supply drops, it will be less of a prob. ...Read more

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Neg mammo and ultrasound. Bloody nipple discharge when expressed. Does this require surgery? Papilloma in past. Different duct.

Duct excision best : If you have negative mammo and US but with bloody discharge from a single duct, you probably have another papilloma. You should have a duct excision as it is the only way to absolutely rule out a small carcinoma. ...Read more

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Can a swollen lymph gland and aching around the breast mean cancer?

Not necessarily: An enlarged painful lymph gland is more indicative of an infection. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. See this site for signs of breast cancer. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer/ds00328/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more

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Trying to dry up milk. Not breastfeeding. Developed clogged duct under armpit. How to treat without expressing milk? 10 days post partum.

Compress & massages: Try warm compresses and massaging the local area to unclog the duct. It may be difficult to treat without expressing milk, ...Read more

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Can infected pierced ears spread infection to the parotid gland?

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Can infected pierced ears spread infection to the parotid gland?

Yes: Infection of external ear especially ear canal can spread forward to the face due to anatomical conduit of the external ear cartilage. ...Read more

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I'm 16 (F) with bad armpit and left breast pain accompanied by heat, swollen lymph nodes and red flush. My nipple has also inverted. Possible IBC?

I'm 16 (F) with bad armpit and left breast pain accompanied by heat, swollen lymph nodes and red flush. My nipple has also inverted. Possible IBC?

Nipple problem: Breast is a glandular organ always preparing for milk production during pregnancy. To keep the milk ducts open, fluid is secreted into t he ducts which pass on to the nipple, the central spoke of the wheel. If the nipple is inverted, the opening of the ducts are blocked and fluid cant pass out to evaporate. If any minor infection occurred in duct it doesn't drain and causes your symptoms. ...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