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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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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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My top tear duct is swollen and slightly painful to touch. There's no discharge and my eye isn't watery. Could this just be a blocked tear duct?

My top tear duct is swollen and slightly painful to touch. There's no discharge and my eye isn't watery. Could this just be a blocked tear duct?

Chalazion: These are very common. Use warm compresses to your eye 4 times a day for 15 minutes each. After a few weeks, it should completely resolve. One thing to watch out for is infection, which may cause draining of pus, or fevers and chills. If it gets this bad, you need to seek medical attention. Hang in there!! ...Read more

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Is it possible to have clogged mammary glands in breasts?

Is it possible to have clogged mammary glands in breasts?

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

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My son has what seems to be enlarged parotid salivary duct in mouth. The parotid gland itself is not swollen at all. Can rubbing on teeth cause this?

My son has what seems to be enlarged parotid salivary duct in mouth. The parotid gland itself is not swollen at all. Can rubbing on teeth cause this?

Unlikely...: The literature does not describe any association with parotid or salivary duct issues with bruxism(rubbing of teeth). People with this type of problem may experience jaw pain, temporomandibular joint pain, slight enlargement of facial muscle(masseter), erosion of teeth, among others. If you feel he has some salivary gland issues make sure he sees an ENT specialist for exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Very small and invisible swelling inside cheek mucosa. I can feel a duct/vein next to it. Blocked salivary duct?

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Very small and invisible swelling inside cheek mucosa. I can feel a duct/vein next to it. Blocked salivary duct?

Quite possible: A mucous cyst, also known as a mucocele, is a fluid-filled swelling that occurs on the lip or the mouth. The cyst develops when the mouth’s salivary glands become plugged with mucus. Most cysts are on the lower lip, but they can occur anywhere inside your mouth. They’re usually temporary and painless. http://www.healthline.com/health/mucous-cyst#Overview1 ...Read more

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What do ducts or vessels feel like on left/right breast? Is it normal to feel ducts or vessels in your breast?

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 more

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Feels like I can roll out my submandibular glands from under the jaw bilaterally? Is this normal?

Feels like I can roll out my submandibular glands from under the jaw bilaterally? Is this normal?

Lymph Nodes: We can usually palpate those lymph nodes in the manner you described. However, we can't determine over the internet whether or not they are in fact lymph nodes and if they are normal or not. Only a trained health care professional can evaluate you IN PERSON. ...Read more

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What to due to relieve my 6month olds chapped face due to the tears running out the side from a clogged tear duct?

Sometimes probing: Most children outgrow blockage of tear duct by 1 year of age.Blocked tear ducts occur in about 6 out of 100 newborns. Sometimes massaging tear duct helps to open it.Usually, the first symptom of a blocked tear duct is excessive tearing, ranging from a wet appearance of the eye to tears running down the cheek.If the duct remains blocked after the baby is 6 months to about 1 year old, a probing proc. ...Read more

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Is it possible to that the piercing has caused one of my milk ducts to clog form scar tissue?

Is it possible to that the piercing has caused one of my milk ducts to clog form scar tissue?

Yes: When a piercing heals open, it forms a scar. Those milk ducts below the piercing will be interrupted and won't reopen. In spite of this, most women with piercings can still nurse. ...Read more

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My son is 5 ys.During sleeping i hear sound from his teeth .Like a spasm.He also developed stone in the duct of lt submandibular gland?

Sounds like bruxism: It's common for young children to have bruxism or "teeth grinding" during sleep. Sometimes this goes away on its own. Sometimes it is associated with a dental abnormality or other problem. It might be helpful to have his dentist perform an examination. His pediatrician might be able to offer more specific advice on evaluation or treatment with an exam as well. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can the baby's biting cause my milk duct to clog?

Can the baby's biting cause my milk duct to clog?

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 more

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Think I slightly inflamed my breast tissue from self-examining them too hard. Could this cause an enlarged lymph node in the area?

Think I slightly inflamed my breast tissue from self-examining them too hard. Could this cause an enlarged lymph node in the area?

Maybe: Lymph nodes come and go and there's no explaining why. They're your friends. If the lymph node isn't obviously abnormal, ignore it and be thankful for good health. ...Read more

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What could be causing itchiness near the tear duct of my left eye?

What could be causing itchiness near the tear duct of my left eye?

Allergen: Tears drain anything in the eye through a drain near the inside corner. Irritating substances can be concentrated in this area. If the vision is not disturbed and there is no pus or pain, you can try over the counter anti-allergic eyedrops to improve this along with eye cleaning. If persistent, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have possible small cysts or dilated milk duct at the 12:30 8cm from nipple. ?

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

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My left ear feels clogged/full and then becomes painful. Could it be from environmental allergies?

My left ear feels clogged/full and then becomes painful. Could it be from environmental allergies?

Maybe: Ear congestion and popping can result from nasal congestion from nasal allergies. If the symptoms are intermittent and involve either ear intermnittently, that may be the case. See your doctor to rule out an ear infection and then start a steroid nasal spray to improve your nasal congestion and minimize your ear symptoms. ...Read more

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My left maxillary sinus is occluded. I frequently "smell" an obnoxious odor. Is it most likely caused from the sinus problem?

My left maxillary sinus is occluded. I frequently "smell" an obnoxious odor. Is it most likely caused from the sinus problem?

The sinus: issue is certainly a possible culprit. Consider evaluation by an ENT specialist. Take care. ...Read more

Bra (Definition)

A bra (or brassiere) is a form-fitting undergarment designed to support a woman's breasts. ...Read more