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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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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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How do I know if my nipple duct is clogged with scar tissue?

How do I know if my nipple duct is clogged with scar tissue?

Ductogram: There may not be any way to tell if a nipple duct is clogged unless one does a ductogram. This involves injecting dye into a duct using a fine catheter which is quite involved and tedious. Why do you need to know? If you worry about breastfeeding, you have several dozen ducts which can provide milk. ...Read more

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I had an abscess from a clogged milk duct. I had to get it lanced. Now there is no lump, but pain where it was. What should I do? Can scar tissue hurt

I had an abscess from a clogged milk duct. I had to get it lanced. Now there is no lump, but pain where it was. What should I do? Can scar tissue hurt

Possible scar pain: Yes, sometime healing tissue can cause soreness in the area but anyway you should watch also for recurrent infection. If it is too tender, red, swollen or with pus needs evaluation and most likely treatment with another antibiotic. If it looks clean and pain is mild most of the time eventually gets better. ...Read more

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What causes clogged milk duct when weaning?

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

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How to treat clogged tear duct?

How to treat clogged tear duct?

Depends: Depends in whom you want to treat it and what caused it. In babies, gentle pressure and rubbing may help, although, if small and not infected, it usually resolves on its own. In adults, pretty much the same. May apply a warm washcloth. If infection is present, you will need to treat that. In some cases, surgical approach is recurred to when the conservative ones fail. ...Read more

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Can i pop a clogged duct on my upper vagina?

Avoid: Self surgery is never a good idea. I would let an obgyn look at what you are seeing. They can determine what it is and what can be done to fix it. ...Read more

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If I don't have a clogged duct, can I still get mastitis?

If I don't have a clogged duct, can I still get mastitis?

Yes: Mastitis occurs most often when a bacteria grows in stagnant milk, but that's not the only way you can get mastitis. Cracked or bleeding skin in and around the nipple can allow bacteria to enter and cause the same infection. Clogged milk ducts also don't necessarily always lead to mastitis, and the pain may be similar. Check with your provider to insure the right diagnosis. ...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?

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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How do I know if I have blocked/clogged tear ducts?

Watery eyes . . .: Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/blocked-tear-duct/basics/definition/con-20033765 & http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/tc/blocked-tear-ducts-topic-overview. Sometimes tear ducts can become inflamed leading to discomfort & swelling. But since tears drain into duct, blocked/clogged ducts lead to watery eyes. ...Read more

Piercing (Definition)

Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which ...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