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Milk ducts can become blocked when the lactating breasts
become very full (engorged) and are not emptied
regularly. A blocked milk duct feels like a tender lump on the breast.
You can treat a blocked duct with self-care measures. To help unblock milk ducts, you can:
A blocked duct can become infected
(mastitis). If you have signs of a breast infection
(mastitis), you may need to call your doctor right away.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofMay 30, 2016
Current as of:
May 30, 2016
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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