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Doctor insights on: Dilated Milk Ducts

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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

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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What exactly are blocked milk ducts?

Milk ducts: Blocked milk ducts are areas of milk congestion within the milk ducts that cause distention and inflammation of surrounding breast tissue. It can occur from incomplete emptying due to poor feeding techniques. ...Read more

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What is treatment painful liver segment 7 subcapsular benign biliary cyst, dilated bile duct? 5cmx5cmx1.3cm. Past history lapchole with bile leak 2005

What is treatment painful liver segment 7 subcapsular benign biliary cyst, dilated bile duct? 5cmx5cmx1.3cm. Past history lapchole with bile leak 2005

Need further testing: even though you have had your gallbladder removed . you still can form stones within the common bile duct. which will cause billiary pain. Have your doctor check your liver function tests---if elevated do an ultrasound of the liver ...Read more

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Is a plugged nipple always duct ectasia?

Is a plugged nipple always duct ectasia?

NO: infection, inflammation. anatomical issues, nursing mothers, poorly fitting bras etc- you must be examined and if needed, imaged. ...Read more

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Can an dilated bile duct and diverticulitis be connected ?

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Can an dilated bile duct and diverticulitis be connected ?

No: Dilated bile duct is an uncommon condition but diverticulitis is very common among those over 60. ...Read more

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Can a dilated duct be confused as a breast mass on ultrasound? I'm nursing. Also, do dilated ducts compress when pressed?

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 more

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Can a dilated bile duct make you itchy?

Can a dilated bile duct make you itchy?

It depends: After gallbladder removal, the bile duct dilates a little and doesn't cause any problems. However, if the duct is dilated because of some blockage, the bilirubin can increase and this can cause itching. ...Read more

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Abdominal ultrasound demonstrated mild intra and extra hepatic biliary dilatation. CBD: 1cm. MRCP demonstrated no ductal dil but pancr enlargement?

 Abdominal ultrasound demonstrated mild intra and extra hepatic biliary dilatation.  CBD: 1cm.  MRCP demonstrated no ductal dil but pancr enlargement?

Pancreatitis: Mild ductal dilatation with a 1 cm. CD is mild. That there is pancreatic enlargement suggest probable inflammation. This would impinge on the CD as it passes to ampulla of duodenum. Farthest site ie mild duct enlargement fits picture. To R.O tumor a transduodenal ultrasound of pancreatic head would show a hidden lesion. Otherwise if needed, a PET/CAT could help. ...Read more

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What is mild intra and extrahepatic biliary ductal dilatation?

What is mild intra and extrahepatic biliary ductal dilatation?

Widened biliary duct: This term comes from the radiologist and GI doctors who look for a dilated biliary duct as evidence of obstruction or blockage of the biliary duct. The intra- and extra- descriptors just refer to where along the rout of the duct they notice the dilation. ...Read more

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Can mammary duct ectasia turn into a malignant diagnosis instead?

Can mammary duct ectasia turn into a malignant diagnosis instead?

Ectasia: Mammary duct ectasia is not considered a risk factor for breast cancer. If you have any persistent breast discomfort or lumps however, I feel it's important to be evaluated and followed by a breast surgeon. ...Read more

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What causes pancreatic ductal dilation?

What causes pancreatic ductal dilation?

Pancreatic duct dila: This can happen in chronic panceatitis, or if there is a pancreatic neoplasm ( tumor) . Sometimes there are benign tumors in the duct that can eventually become malignant so it is important to check them out. Technically gallstones that are stuck at the spincter of Vater causing pancreatitis can result in pancreatic duct dilatation as can inflammation post ERCP. ...Read more

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EUS found pancreatic tail duct dilated to 1.8mm with surrounding isoechoic changes. What can cause this?

EUS found pancreatic tail duct dilated to 1.8mm with surrounding isoechoic changes. What can cause this?

You: should be followed by a Gastroenterologist who can interpret these findings...isoechogenicity means "same" "blending" The dilated duct needs explanation and may require Pancreatic duct study (done along with endoscopic evaluation) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Dilated biliary ducts. No gallbladder. Rt upper qtr pain. Stools formed and green. These symptoms ended in toxic hepatitis previously. Worry?

Dilated biliary ducts. No gallbladder. Rt upper qtr pain. Stools formed and green.  These symptoms ended in toxic hepatitis previously.  Worry?

With ur hx, be safe: With your history as described, and the same symptoms previously ending in toxic hepatitis, than i would get an exam with labs to be safe, best wishes. ...Read more

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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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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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Can milk thistle help clear my vitreous hemorrhage?

Can milk thistle help clear my vitreous hemorrhage?

Unknown: There is no scientific data to look at this. It may help, hurt, or have no effect. I would not recommend it without evidence. ...Read more

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What does diffuse dilatation of common bile duct & mild dilatation of hepatic ducts mean? Maximal luminal (phenobarbital) diam. of common is 14-15mm. MRI sched. Liver

What does diffuse dilatation of common bile duct & mild dilatation of hepatic ducts mean? Maximal luminal (phenobarbital) diam. of common is 14-15mm. MRI sched. Liver

Dilated bile duct: The bile duct is the duct the drains bile out of the river and into the intestines. Dilated bile duct can be a sign of pancreatic, bile duct, liver,or gallbladder disease. It is an important sign, and it definitely needs to be evaluated until a cause is identified and taken care of. Do not hesitate to get the MRI and follow up with your doctor on the results. Good luck. ...Read more