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.

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If my breast has a painful lump, and i’m nursing, is it a clogged milk duct?

Could be. If you have pain, swelling, redness or a new lump, always consult your gyn or primary care doctor. This could be a clogged duct, and may lead to infection. Your doctor can advise you. Read more...
Maybe infection. Try massaging the area to see if you can release the clogged part. Sometimes a warm compress helps. Clean your nipple and if you see any dried milk gently pull it off- this clears the way for the higher milk to come down ands hopefully release the clogged area. If you have a fever see your dr- you may be developing mastitis. Read more...

What do you suggest if my left breast. It also itches something fierce. Could it be a clogged milk duct or maybe an infection of some kind?

Breastfeeding? It sounds as if you are breastfeeding? If so a clogged duct can present as a tender red area of the breast. The itchiness also concerns me for a yeast infection, especially if the nipple is involved. Try a warm compress on any red area tonight, be sure the baby is draining the area by compressing the milk ducts in that area. See your physician if this is not better in 24 hours, may need yeast rx. Read more...

I have a lump in my breast that my obgyn said could possibly be a clogged milk duct but I've done everything possible to unclog it and it's still ther?

Lump in breast. A persistent lump in your breast should be evaluated by your doctor. If painful and red, it could be a symptom of an infection which may require prescription medications. Read more...
Get is checked furth. Further check up is advised. You may benefit from a second opinion. How large is this lump and for how long have you had it? If it is growing in size, then it needs to be further evaluated to make sure that it is not cancerous(uncommon in your age group, but not impossible). A Mammogram may be useful to further define its nature and monitor its size over the next 6 months to one year. Read more...