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Does a white spot on my nipple while nursing mean I have a clogged milk duct?

Does a white spot on my nipple while nursing mean I have a clogged milk duct?

Probably yes: A white spot on the nipple of a breastfeeding mom probably is a clogged milk duct. There are other skin glands, such as oil glands, that also can clog and be seen as a white dot. A doctor can gently remove the whitish material at the skin surface, and then the mom can see if the spot returns over a couple of days. ...Read more

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Clogged Milk Duct (Definition)

Clogged Milk Ducts can occur during breastfeeding when milk production exceeds nursing by the baby. Milk backs up within the duct and causes pain, swelling and ...Read more


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What can I do to manage a clogged milk duct?

What can I do to manage a clogged milk duct?

Keep feeding: A blocked duct usually happens because of inadequate transfer of milk from the breast to the baby. That means the baby needs to feed well and frequently on that side. Massage while nursing can help. Sometimes, ultrasound can be used to break up a stubborn blocked duct. Then, try to figure out what may have caused the blockage and try to avoid that, as blocked ducts tend to recur. ...Read more

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Would cabagge leaves help cure a clogged milk duct?

Would cabagge leaves help cure a clogged milk duct?

Yes they can: Yes they can and so can warm shower, expressing milk to unclog, consulting with a lactation specialist and homeopathic remedy phytolacca if there is redness and discomfort form the clog. ...Read more

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How long is too long to have a clogged milk duct?

How long is too long to have a clogged milk duct?

Blocked, milk duct ~: Hello ~ FOREVER! Would be too long. The breast has got MANY ducts that all join in the main duct and then to nipple for d/c milk to baby. If you are breast feeding and for some reason you miss a feed. YOU MUST MANUALLY EXPRESS because that stops mastitis and clogged ducts. You just have to keep the milk flowing and clogged ducts don't occur. If you do get one treat by expressing! Thx ...Read more

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Can I massage my breast to help loosen a clogged milk duct?

Can I massage my breast to help loosen a clogged milk duct?

Clogged duct: Take a warm shower, then massage breast where clog is toward the nipple. Continue to nurse. If possible try to rotate baby's position so the nose is toward the clog. Call your doctor if fever. If getting them often, avoid tight or underwire bra and don't skip feeds. If pumping and getting often, increase the diameter of the phalange. It can take a couple days to get clog out. ...Read more

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How do I treat a clogged milk duct?

Breast: By pumping or expressing milk from that breast at often as you can. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a clogged milk duct?

Not a disease: When breastfeeding, sometimes the thick secretions can obstruct a milk duct. If this persists it can lead to a mastitis. Gentle massage with warm compresses will usually allow the blockage to release. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Clogged milk duct?

What is the definition or description of: Clogged milk duct?

Clogged Milk Duct: Clogged Milk Ducts can occur during breastfeeding when milk production exceeds nursing by the baby. Milk backs up within the duct and causes pain, swelling and inflammation.


http://www. Babycenter. Com/0_clogged-milk-ducts_8494.bc ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is possible to have a clogged milk duct?

Please tell me if it is possible to have a clogged milk duct?

Yes, it is.: For this problem, continue breast feeding, massage (outward to inward) before feeding & apply a warm compress to affected breast. Such symptoms can be associated w/ infectionl, so if the symptoms don't improve or worsen, you should see your physician (primary or OB). Here's a link for more info: http://www. Healthychildren. Org/English/ages-stages/baby/breastfeeding/Pages/Clogged-Milk-Ducts. Aspx ...Read more

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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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If my breast has a painful lump, and i’m nursing, is it a clogged milk duct?

If my breast has a painful lump, and i’m nursing, is it a clogged milk duct?

Could be: If you have pain, swelling, redness or a new lump, always consult your gyn or primary care doctor. This could be a clogged duct, and may lead to infection. Your doctor can advise you. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a clogged milk duct?

What are the symptoms of a clogged milk duct?

See below:: It's a sore, tender lump or knotty area in the breast. It occurs when a milk duct is not draining well, and inflammation builds up. The area may be warm to the touch and red, and if it is located in a duct close to the surface of the skin, you may be able to feel it distinctly with your fingers. A plugged duct is not accompanied by fever. Usually occurs in 1 breast at a time. ...Read more

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How long does asymmetric breasts associated with clogged milk duct last?

How long does asymmetric breasts associated with clogged milk duct last?

Mastitis or Mondor's: This could be due to a variety of causes which I would discuss with your lactation consultant it gynecologist. Antibiotics and warm compresses may help to alleviate infection or congestion. ...Read more

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What is clogged milk duct and can I still breast feed?

What is clogged milk duct and can I still breast feed?

See below: The milk duct becomes swollen and milk can't pass. You can still breast feed however. ...Read more

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I had an abscess from a clogged milk duct. I had to get it lanced. Now there is no lump, but pain where it was. What should I do? Can scar tissue hurt

Possible scar pain: Yes, sometime healing tissue can cause soreness in the area but anyway you should watch also for recurrent infection. If it is too tender, red, swollen or with pus needs evaluation and most likely treatment with another antibiotic. If it looks clean and pain is mild most of the time eventually gets better. ...Read more

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I'm nursing, does a clogged milk duct grow or can it stay the same size for weeks?

I'm nursing, does a clogged milk duct grow or can it stay the same size for weeks?

Could do anything: A clogged milk duct typically resolves but it could stay the same, decrease or increase in size. It is best to have an exam and confirm that the mass you feel is truly a clogged milk duct. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a clogged milk duct to unclog and when should you call a dr?

How long does it take for a clogged milk duct to unclog and when should you call a dr?

See doctor: The clogged milk ducts give discomfort, pain in breast, but one gets relief as ducts open up usayally in3-4 days. If no relief or pain increases because the clogging is due to infection, then better consult the doctor and get the treatment. ...Read more

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How do you tell the difference between a clogged milk duct and mastitis?

Mastitis: Mastitis is another name for a breast infection, and this happens when the plugged duct doesn't clear and gets infected. You will know that you have mastitis because in addition to the symptoms of a plugged duct, you will also feel ill with a fever, or flu-like symptoms.

Plugged Milk duct - you may feel pain in your breast, tenderness, occasionally lump is noted. ...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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What do you suggest if my left breast. It also itches something fierce. Could it be a clogged milk duct or maybe an infection of some kind?

What do you suggest if my left breast. It also itches something fierce. Could it be a clogged milk duct or maybe an infection of some kind?

Breastfeeding?: It sounds as if you are breastfeeding? If so a clogged duct can present as a tender red area of the breast. The itchiness also concerns me for a yeast infection, especially if the nipple is involved. Try a warm compress on any red area tonight, be sure the baby is draining the area by compressing the milk ducts in that area. See your physician if this is not better in 24 hours, may need yeast rx ...Read more

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I have a lump in my breast that my obgyn said could possibly be a clogged milk duct but I've done everything possible to unclog it and it's still ther?

I have a lump in my breast that my obgyn said could possibly be a clogged milk duct but I've done everything possible to unclog it and it's still ther?

Get is checked furth: Further check up is advised. You may benefit from a second opinion. How large is this lump and for how long have you had it? If it is growing in size, then it needs to be further evaluated to make sure that it is not cancerous (uncommon in your age group, but not impossible). A Mammogram may be useful to further define its nature and monitor its size over the next 6 months to one year. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have possible small cysts or dilated milk duct at the 12:30 8cm from nipple.?

What does it mean to have possible small cysts or dilated milk duct at the 12:30 8cm from nipple.?

Benign findings: It means that small fluid filled areas were seen and that small cysts or dilated milk ducts could have this appearance. These are normal, benign breast findings and no reason for concern.

Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have a chronic pain in my nipple over the past year occasional pain in milk duct from pit to nipple. The nipple itself is painful to the touch.

SEE A DOCTOR: There is a good possibility it is a simple changes because of hormone changes but you should not take any chances go and be examined by your doctor it is safer that way. ...Read more

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I have a hole in the middle of my nipple. It looks like the milk duct is actually enlarged when I pull it back. Have had a mamo in august benign.?

I have a hole in the middle of my nipple. It looks like the milk duct is actually enlarged when I pull it back. Have had a mamo in august benign.?

Get a diagnostic US: Get a diagnostic ultrasound of the nipple and breast. Mammograms are better than nothing but far from perfect. ...Read more

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I have a white spot in the center of my nipple. I am breast feeding. Is this clogged duct? Best way to get rid of? How long til it will go away?

I have a white spot in the center of my nipple. I am breast feeding. Is this clogged duct? Best way to get rid of? How long til it will go away?

Tricky: Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. Depending on the size and other deformities, there might be a whitehead (mild infection needing antibiotics) or nothing much wrong at all. ...Read more

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Feel lumps in breasts close to nipples. Not rock hard, but also not squishy. They seem to move a bit. I'm breastfeeding and dr says it's milk ducts?

Probably!: Lumps and bumps during breastfeeding are very common, and most often a result of clogged ducts. Regular breast feeding, or pumping, with the help of warm compresses are the best ways to help prevent and treat these clogged ducts. However, any lump that doesn't improve in 72 hours, redness, fevers, or intense pain should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I know if my nipple duct is clogged with scar tissue?

Ductogram: There may not be any way to tell if a nipple duct is clogged unless one does a ductogram. This involves injecting dye into a duct using a fine catheter which is quite involved and tedious. Why do you need to know? If you worry about breastfeeding, you have several dozen ducts which can provide milk. ...Read more

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What are these black dots on my nipples? They're in the milk ducts. I squeezed some out and they looked like dried blood, but I'm not sure.

What are these black dots on my nipples? They're in the milk ducts. I squeezed some out and they looked like dried blood, but I'm not sure.

See a doctor: May be a benign condition of fibrocystic breast cyst draining from the nipple. But needs an examination with a doctor. If there is bloody discharge from the nipple, then that must be evaluated further with your doctor. ...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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Can the baby's biting cause my milk duct to clog?

Can the baby's biting cause my milk duct to clog?

No: Not usually. Clogged milk ducts are usually due to anatomic changes in mom's breast, sharper angles or narrowing of a duct, which is why they tend to recur in the same spot. The baby biting will cause sore nipples or cracks, which can make the breast more susceptible to infection. ...Read more

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Any home remedies for sore clogged milk ducts other than warm compress?

Any home remedies for sore clogged milk ducts other than warm compress?

Cabbage leaves: Have been commonly recommended to help ease the discomfort of engorgement and early mastitis. They are cooled and placed against the skin inside of a bra or snug shirt for up to 2 hours. Comfrey, Calendula, Rosemary, Dandelion and Marshmallow root applied as a poultice/compress for 5-10 minutes may also help. ...Read more

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

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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 ok to use Neosporin on a blocked milk duct and them pump the mil and give to baby?

Is it ok to use Neosporin on a blocked milk duct and them pump the mil and give to baby?

NEOSPORIN: NOT A GREAT IDEA TO USE NEOSPORIN ON A BLOCKED MILK DUCT AND THEN PUMP THE MILK AND GIVE IT TO THE BABY!
NO, NO, NO. . . ...Read more

Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...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