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Duct (Overview)

Is a channel leading from a gland or an organ, for example lactiferous duct leads from mammary gland to nipple & carries milk.


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Is wharton's duct normal?

Is wharton's duct normal?

A normal body part: Wharton's duct (the submandibular duct) is the duct (the tube) that brings saliva from the submandibular salivary gland, and empties into the floor of mouth on both sides of the tongue at the front of the mouth. ...Read more

Duct (Overview)

Is a channel leading from a gland or an organ, for example lactiferous duct leads from mammary gland to nipple & carries milk.


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Is my bra causing blocked ducts?

Is my bra causing blocked ducts?

No: Absolutely not but you should seek medical attention to see why this is happening to you. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: duct?

What is the definition or description of: duct?

Duct: Is a channel leading from a gland or an organ, for example lactiferous duct leads from mammary gland to nipple & carries milk. ...Read more

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What does mild prominence of the common duct mean?

Talk with your doc!: I believe you are referring to the common bile duct in the abdomen. This duct (tube) joins the hepatic duct from the liver and the cystic duct from the gall bladder. The common duct is sometimes obstructed by gallstones, making it wider as bile tries to pass by the obstruction. But don't believe MY interpretation! This is far too important to second guess. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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If you get a blocked duct, can you unplug by pressing or massaging it?

If you get a blocked duct, can you unplug by pressing or massaging it?

Yes: and see below: Apply moist heat before nursing (compresses, warm shower or bath, or leaning over a sink full of warm water). A heating pad on a low between feedings, especially during the night can help dissolve the clog.Pain medication if you need it. Advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin or tylenol- for pain and fever. Encourage nursing frequently (at least every two hours) and vary the nursing positions so pressure will be varied. ...Read more

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What are risks of having a plugged duct?

See below: None: most plugged ducts will go away within a couple of days without developing into mastitis, if noticed promptly and treated aggressively. If the milk flows freely through the ducts, bacteria is flushed out and doesn’t have a chance to multiply. Milk that stagnates in the ducts allows bacteria to grow. The first step in treating a plugged duct is to empty your breasts frequently/completely. ...Read more

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How to unclog a tear duct?

Many ways: Depending on severity. Could start by trying warm compresses. Lacrimal duct irrigation or probing may be necessary and in severe cases dcr surgery. ...Read more

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Does a man have milk ducts?

Does a man have milk ducts?

Yes: They are small and underdeveloped. Male and female anatomy is remarkably simular. ...Read more

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What does a plugged duct mean?

What does a plugged duct mean?

See below:: Plugged ducts most often occur in women with abundant milk supplies, and occur more frequently during the early weeks of nursing, and during the winter months. Anything that contributes to inadequate drainage of the milk ducts can increase the incidence of plugged ducts. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a plugged duct?

Pain, infection: It depends on what kind of duct you are talking about (hair follicle duct, oviduct, bile duct). But generally, pain and infection are symptoms. ...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 can cause a blockage in a sliva duct?

What can cause a blockage in a sliva duct?

Blocked Saliva Duct: A blocked saliva duct is caused by a mucus plug or a stone. Either occurs slowly, over time, and may lead to sudden blocking or plugging of the saliva duct. This will cause sudden swelling of the salivary gland. The two largest salivary glands are located in front of each ear, the parotid salivary gland. Drink plenty of fluids, massage the affected salivary gland, and suck on sour candy. ...Read more

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If I duct tape my body will I lose weight?

If I duct tape my body will I lose weight?

That is a TERRIBLE: Idea. No, it won't cause any significant weight loss and could be harmful to your body. ...Read more

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Will using duct tape work on facial warts?

Will using duct tape work on facial warts?

It may: There is conflicting evidence for the use of duct tape on cutaneous warts. This would include facial warts. Nonetheless, it likely will not hurt you to try! Choose the stickier and the silver colored type for maximum effectiveness! All the best. ...Read more

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Is that true that duct tape can remove warts?

Some people say so: There are many treatments for warts, which means there is not one single great treatment. ...Read more

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How do I alleviate the unpleasant sensation from blocked tear ducts?

Open ducts: You will need an evaluation by your ophthalmologist or an oculoplastic specialist who can determine the site and source of the blockage. Sometimes an in-office simple dilation is all that is needed. It may require treatment of a blocking infection. Sometimes surgery is needed to establish a new opening to drain the tears into the nose. ...Read more

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How do you get the pain to stop when air is trapped in your tear duct?

How do you get the pain to stop when air is trapped in your tear duct?

Tear duct pain: I would try over the counter pain meds, for example, acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Also a warm compress to the area may be helpful. If these don't help, I would seek care with an ophthalmologist sooner than later. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the medical term for someone who has no tear ducts?

?: ? Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction? Absence of tear ducts can be one of a constellation of findings in some congenital syndromes. ...Read more

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Can duct tape cut off circulation if you wrap it tightly around an injury?

Can duct tape cut off circulation if you wrap it tightly around an injury?

Acts like tourniquet: Yes, anything wrapped circumferentially around an injured extremity can cut off or greatly limit circulation and compress the nerves passing through the area. Both effects are very dangerous and risky. There is no medical indication for the use of duct tape. Seek medical attention to discuss better ways to treat your injury. ...Read more

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I am tryin to wear but keep getting clogged ducts. What happens if I can't unclog them? Will I still dry up?

Yes: The presence or absence of clogged ducts does not change the supply of milk but may contribute to mastitis. would recommend unless you are having discomfort to leave the ducts alone, use compression and heat to help with engorgement you encounter. ...Read more

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Why are my tear ducts so itchy?

Allergy, etc: This is not common. If you mean your puncta are itchy (the opening in each eyelid to drain tears), this could be allergy, inflammation or infection. Please seek out an eye doctor soon for treatment. Feel better... ...Read more

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Can cauterized tear ducts be reversed?

With difficulty: Cauterized ducts have the inside burnt so they scar shut to help you with dry eyes. If you are now having tear overflow, then consideration of surgical opening is a possibility. Check with an oculoplastic surgeon about stent insertion to allow a new passageway to form. ...Read more

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How would I treat plugged ducts of secretory glands in the lid?

How would I treat plugged ducts of secretory glands in the lid?

Warm packs: Antibiotics, nsaids. Manual squeezing using sterile technique may help. Consult a dermatologist and/or aesthetician. Hope u feel better! ...Read more

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What is macrophages and cytologically bland of ductal hyperplasia?

What is macrophages and cytologically bland of ductal hyperplasia?

Normal: Macrophages are a type of white blood cells (in the blood they are called monocytes). They are known for phagocytosing ('eating') foreign microscopic substances.

Ductal hyperplasia is a benign proliferation of ducts usually described in breast biopsies. ...Read more