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Breast Painful Nursing Clogged Duct
Left breast extremely sore and swollen, nipple swollen, gland in breast swollen, breast is hot, skin on breast is stripping, fever. Breast infection?
Sounds suspicious: It sounds suspicious for an infection, you need to see your MD and might need antibiotics. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breast pain one breast 5cm lump swollen painful breast very small clear fluid when squeeze nipple which is sore too sounds like cancer right 46yr fema?
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
I'm 24. Lump in breast that's tender to touch. Usually comes after menestrual cycle in breast with flat nipple. Red, sore and peeling around areola?
Lump mastitis: For your age any signs of infection you should see your GYn or F/d asap especially with lumpy breasts and if confirm infection it should be treated with antibiotics for a coarse and follow up mandatory as if unresponsive it can be serious to rule out remote possibility of inflammatory breast tumor although it is very rare but not impossible. Good luck and see your doctor now ...Read more
Trying to dry up milk. Not breastfeeding. Developed clogged duct under armpit. How to treat without expressing milk? 10 days post partum.
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
Can a dilated duct be confused as a breast mass on ultrasound? I'm nursing. Also, do dilated ducts compress when pressed?
It is possible: Ducts are tubes, which should look like a hose with us, while a mass has a different shape, so they are not often confused. You can have a mass grow in a duct. The presence of milk in a very dilated duct will cause echoes on the us and might be misinterpreted as a mass. Ducts, unless extremely dilated, should be compressible. Please see your provider and consider a breast surgeon consult. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 24 no kids. Lump in breast that's tender to touch. Usually comes after menestrual cycle in breast with flat nipple. Red, and peeling around areola?
Large firm bulge right under nipple(inside right breast), very painful, redness by nipple, breast is slightly swollen. Been going on for 2 days. I'm 17?
Yes: Most likely from frequent pumping. Or it could be a galactocele. ...Read more
I am experiencing breast pain (quality: tenderness) , breast swelling, breast redness, tender swollen lump in breast, breast lump (quality: tender, swollen lump, mobile or moveable lump) , breast tenderness to touch and fever.
Infection?: What you described suggests and infection and you should see a doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. If is not feasible to provide a more meaningful opinion without examining you. Wish you good health! ...Read more
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
I'm 29. Have fibrocystic breasts. 6 mths ago had benign papilloma removed. Same breast now developed complicated breast cyst ( no solid mass). Causes?
Probably-no warranty: In all likelihood, you will be able to nurse. However it is possible that significant ductal damage may be incurred, that nursing may be difficult or impossible. If this is a major concern, you should either avoid implants until after completion of pregnancies or consider breast crease or armpit incisions. Remember that even without implants nursing may not be possible. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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