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Does Clogged Milk Duct Cause Mastitis
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trying to dry up milk. Not breastfeeding. Developed clogged duct under armpit. How to treat without expressing milk? 10 days post partum.
Yes: Most likely from frequent pumping. Or it could be a galactocele. ...Read more
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
How does Tricyclic Antidepressant cause dry eyes? Does it cause melbomian gland or lacrimal gland to malfunction?
No: The lacrimal & salivary glands are innervated & stimulated to secrete by cholinergic neurons, ie they use the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh). In medicalese we say that TCAs reversibly combine with & competitively inhibit the postsynaptic muscarinic ACh receptor. Simply put, they block the effect of ACh on the glands. Dry eyes & mouth are called "anticholinergic side effects." ...Read more
Blockage: This is usually due to a blockage downstream from the duct like a stone. You should have your blood levels checked and an ultrasound done to rule out stones which can cause other problems in the future. ...Read more
Diet and heart disea: Genetics plays a huge roll as does diabetes and smoking.Insome people diet can cause a rise in cholesterol and the smaller cholesterol components will increase and cause disease. Diet always helps and is one of the things we have control over. We dont get to pick our parents so watch your fats, 20-30 grams a day. Exercise and stop smoking if you do. A healthy diet can reduce heart attack in most. ...Read more
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