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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 (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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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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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