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Milk Duct (Overview)
Refer to my answer above. Is called lactiferous duct.
Milk duct: Refer to my answer above. Is called lactiferous duct. ...Read more
Milk Duct (Overview)
Refer to my answer above. Is called lactiferous duct.
Intraductal: Carcinoma. Most cancers of the breast arise from the lining of milk ducts. These may remain localized to the ducts for a while before breaking out and invading rest of the breast. Some intraductal carcinomas present as Paget disease, due to cancer cells spreading through the ducts to the skin of the nipple and areola. ...Read more
Keep feeding: A blocked duct usually happens because of inadequate transfer of milk from the breast to the baby. That means the baby needs to feed well and frequently on that side. Massage while nursing can help. Sometimes, ultrasound can be used to break up a stubborn blocked duct. Then, try to figure out what may have caused the blockage and try to avoid that, as blocked ducts tend to recur. ...Read more
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
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
Yes they can: Yes they can and so can warm shower, expressing milk to unclog, consulting with a lactation specialist and homeopathic remedy phytolacca if there is redness and discomfort form the clog. ...Read more
Yes, it is.: For this problem, continue breast feeding, massage (outward to inward) before feeding & apply a warm compress to affected breast. Such symptoms can be associated w/ infectionl, so if the symptoms don't improve or worsen, you should see your physician (primary or OB). Here's a link for more info: http://www. Healthychildren. Org/English/ages-stages/baby/breastfeeding/Pages/Clogged-Milk-Ducts. Aspx ...Read more
Blocked, milk duct ~: Hello ~ FOREVER! Would be too long. The breast has got MANY ducts that all join in the main duct and then to nipple for d/c milk to baby. If you are breast feeding and for some reason you miss a feed. YOU MUST MANUALLY EXPRESS because that stops mastitis and clogged ducts. You just have to keep the milk flowing and clogged ducts don't occur. If you do get one treat by expressing! Thx ...Read more
See doctor: The clogged milk ducts give discomfort, pain in breast, but one gets relief as ducts open up usayally in3-4 days. If no relief or pain increases because the clogging is due to infection, then better consult the doctor and get the treatment. ...Read more
NOT A GREAT IDEA TO USE NEOSPORIN ON A BLOCKED MILK DUCT AND THEN PUMP THE MILK AND GIVE IT TO THE BABY!
NO, NO, NO. . . ...Read more
Fi had a biopsy three years ago and it said that I had a milk duct eroding and the doctors and raidoolgist can't agree of want it is, can you help?
Breast problem: Time to get another consultation with a breast specialist to rule out any significant problem. Do not postpone getting a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
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
Mastitis is another name for a breast infection, and this happens when the plugged duct doesn't clear and gets infected. You will know that you have mastitis because in addition to the symptoms of a plugged duct, you will also feel ill with a fever, or flu-like symptoms.
Plugged Milk duct - you may feel pain in your breast, tenderness, occasionally lump is noted. ...Read more
I have a hole in the middle of my nipple. It looks like the milk duct is actually enlarged when I pull it back. Have had a mamo in august benign.?
Get a diagnostic US: Get a diagnostic ultrasound of the nipple and breast. Mammograms are better than nothing but far from perfect. ...Read more
I'm 20 y/o f, I was wondering how my breast are supposed to feel? I do regular self exams. I feel a knot or is it like the milk duct things
Most experts do NOT:
Recommend breast self exams particularly at your age. Virtually no one age 20 has breast cancer, but everyone feels lumps. Unless you have several close relatives with breast or ovarian cancer (indicating familial breast cancer risk) I would not do BSE. Consider mammogram at age 40 - expect guidelines may change before you get to be that old...
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See your MD: Any breast mass or breast pain must be evaluated by your md. Don't presume that a breast mass or breast pain is a blocked milk duct. It is unlikely you are nursing at age 48 but not impossible. You need a mammogram and ultrasound of the breast and examination by your healthcare provider for any complaint of breast pain, especially becasue it is only in one breast. Please don't delay! ...Read more
I have a chronic pain in my nipple over the past year occasional pain in milk duct from pit to nipple. The nipple itself is painful to the touch.
Clogged duct: Take a warm shower, then massage breast where clog is toward the nipple. Continue to nurse. If possible try to rotate baby's position so the nose is toward the clog. Call your doctor if fever. If getting them often, avoid tight or underwire bra and don't skip feeds. If pumping and getting often, increase the diameter of the phalange. It can take a couple days to get clog out. ...Read more
Women of any age can get blocked ducts and mastitis. It may go away on its own, but for more information please see this very helpful website:
<a href="http://www. Breastfeedinginc. Ca/content. Php? Pagename=doc-BD-M" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www. Breastfeedinginc. Ca/content. Php? Pagename=doc-BD-M</a> ...Read more
Blocked duct: A blocked milk duct can occur at any time, regardless of breast feeding status, although more commonly occurs during breast feeding. If there is associated discharge and it looks like anything other than milk, must see your doctor to assess. If area very painful, skin red, sore to touch, may have developed abcess and this may need drainage. ...Read more
What does it mean to have possible small cysts or dilated milk duct at the 12:30 8cm from nipple.?
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
I wouldn't get a blocked milk duct now after stopping breast feeding 2 1/2 years ago, could i, what to do?
See below: The milk duct becomes swollen and milk can't pass. You can still breast feed however. ...Read more