Top
20
Doctor insights on: Is Breast Lumpiness A Symptom Of Clogged Milk Duct

Share
1

1
What sort of disease is a clogged milk duct?

What sort of disease is a clogged milk duct?

Not a disease: When breastfeeding, sometimes the thick secretions can obstruct a milk duct. If this persists it can lead to a mastitis. Gentle massage with warm compresses will usually allow the blockage to release. ...Read more

Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
222 doctors shared insights

Clogged Milk Duct (Definition)

Clogged Milk Ducts can occur during breastfeeding when milk production exceeds nursing by the baby. Milk backs up within the duct and causes pain, ...Read more


2

2
Is breast inflammation or swelling a common symptom of mastitis?

Is breast inflammation or swelling a common symptom of mastitis?

Yes: As you breast feed, your breasts are initially engorged/swollen then soften as the milk is released. If you have a persistent area of swelling, redness in your breast, you may have a mastitis. See your health provider immediately to see if antibiotics are necessary for your condition. ...Read more

3

3
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

4

4
What are the symptoms of a clogged milk duct?

What are the symptoms of a clogged milk duct?

See below:: It's a sore, tender lump or knotty area in the breast. It occurs when a milk duct is not draining well, and inflammation builds up. The area may be warm to the touch and red, and if it is located in a duct close to the surface of the skin, you may be able to feel it distinctly with your fingers. A plugged duct is not accompanied by fever. Usually occurs in 1 breast at a time. ...Read more

5

5
Is mastitis purely developed from breast feeding, lactation etc or just the sucking of nipple that develops it and therefore infects?

Is mastitis purely developed from breast feeding, lactation etc or just the sucking of nipple that develops it and therefore infects?

Mastitis: There are 2 types of mastitis: 1- lactational, breast feeding related 2- non lactational: could be related to trauma to breast, infections elsewhere in the body, e.g. Uti, teeth work, sinusitis, etc. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Sensation of milk let down in one breast, not breasfeeding. No other visible change in breast or lump. Is this breast cancer symptom?

Sensation of milk let down in one breast, not breasfeeding. No other visible change in breast or lump. Is this breast cancer symptom?

No: What you described is not symptom of breast cancer, however, you should get it checked out, especially to rule out susceptibility to infection. Wish you good health! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Is breast enlargement a symptom of citalopram?

Is breast enlargement a symptom of citalopram?

Rare, but possible: It is extremely rare, but some antidepressants have been associated with elevations in a hormone, prolactin. This can cause the problem asked. This problem is more common with antipsychotic medications. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Is bleeding from nipple a telltale symptom of breast cancer?

Is bleeding from nipple a telltale symptom of breast cancer?

~10% of the time: Bloody nipple discharge is usually secondary to a benign tumor or chronic inflammation within the duct, with breast cancer a distant third. Any woman with bloody discharge requires breast evaluation, which will include a diagnostic mammogram+/-ultrasound, physical examination, and nipple aspiration cytology. If the results remain equivocal, a surgical biopsy (terminal duct excision) may be done. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Mark Pack Dr. Pack
6 doctors agreed:
9

9
Is swelling a symptom of breast cancer?

Dr. Mark Pack Dr. Pack
6 doctors agreed:
Is swelling a symptom of breast cancer?

Not specifically: Breast swelling is not a specific sign or symptom of breast cancer. A breast mass may give the appearance of swelling depending on the size of the mass. Inflammatory breast cancer can cause breast swelling without an obvious mass. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
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

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
Nipple droop is symptom of breast cancer?

Nipple droop is symptom of breast cancer?

Possibly: Most patients with breast cancer will have either no symptoms or a lump in the breast. The cancer can cause some architectural distortion of the breast, though, which can cause some changes in the nipple like nipple inversion, retraction, or otherwise alter the appearance of the nipple. This is not the most typical presentation, but it can happen. ...Read more

12

12
Is redness a common sign of breast cancer?

Is redness a common sign of breast cancer?

Not in general: Redness is not a common sign of most breast cancers, but it can be seen in a rare but aggressive type called inflammatory breast cancer. Your doctor can help you distinguish this unfortunate cause of redness from allergic skin reactions or infection. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
Is there a breast reduction procedure which removes only the fatty tissue and not milk ducts?

Is there a breast reduction procedure which removes only the fatty tissue  and not milk ducts?

No: Breast reduction surgery generally involves removal of “excess” breast skin, adipose tissue, and breast tissue. Undoubtedly, within this breast tissue will be some milk ducts. However, most techniques today preserve a "pedicle" of breast tissue below the nipple/areola complexes; most patients are able to breast-feed after breast reduction surgery. I hope this answers your question. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
15

15
Is just breast enlargement a sign of male breast cancer?

Is just breast enlargement a sign of male breast cancer?

Yes: But it is also a sign of gynecomastia - a common source of benign breast enlargement. Have it checked out. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
I'm wondering is gray pus from the one breast a symptom of breast cancer?

MAYBE: Gray pus from one nipple can be caused by:1)pagets disease of the breast 2)infection 3) intraductal papiloma . You should be evaluated by a breast surgeon. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
Is it possible to have clogged mammary glands in breasts?

Yes: Most likely from frequent pumping. Or it could be a galactocele. ...Read more

19

19
How long does breast lumpiness associated with clogged milk duct last?

How long does breast lumpiness associated with clogged milk duct last?

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

20

20
How long does breast lumpiness associated with clogged milk duct last?

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

Duct (Definition)

Is a channel leading from a gland or an organ, for example lactiferous duct leads from mammary gland to ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Seibert
1 doctor shared a insight

Lumpy Breasts (Definition)

Breasts with overall lumpy or bumpy texture ...Read more