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Does Engorged Breasts Cause Clogged Milk Duct
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
Yes: Most likely from frequent pumping. Or it could be a galactocele. ...Read more
No: Breast tissue is susceptible to injury as any tissue in the body is if there is sufficient trauma. This can manifest with similar symptoms to breast cancer on occasion (lumps, pain, bruising, etc). However, pressing on the breast and nipple-sucking (even if traumatic) does not cause breast cancer. ...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.
What do ducts or vessels feel like on left/right breast? Is it normal to feel ducts or vessels in your breast?
Breast ducts: are normally not palpable. They might become palpable during lactation, or if they become dilated due to various benign or malignant conditions. Blood vessels might be palpable if they are very superficial. Thrombophlebitis of breast veins(Mondor diease) could cause them to become palpable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: There is no scientific evidence that dietary soy food (milk, tofu, ect...) is linked to the development of breast cancer in women or men. And it does not cause lumps in men's breasts. If a man has a lump in his breast, he should immediately go see his doctor for an assessment. Breast cancer does develop in men, albeit much less common than in women. ...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
Soy milk and male br: No it does not cause breast enlagement. ...Read more
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