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Is dilated ducts a disease?

By March 13, 2016 - 11:27am
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I had a usg done of my left breast and my reports tell that I have a mildly dilated ducts. Well I want to know whether this problem can be treated with medicine or not. Is it something very serious? Can it lead to anything very serious?

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Hello and thank you for choosing EmpowHer,
A dilated duct in the breast refers to when a milk duct increases in diameter and fluid builds up in the space, creating a painful fluid-filled cyst.
The primary treatment for a dilated duct and cyst is drainage, which removes the fluid from the inside of the cyst and leads to cyst collapse.
In other cases, the affected duct is surgically removed to prevent the development of dilated ducts in the future and stop abnormal nipple discharge.
You will need to speak with you doctor because your doctor will determine the best treatment for you.

March 13, 2016 - 10:23pm
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Hi Faith

Well I dnt have any pain and neither any cyst is found only the ducts are mildly dilated. There are no problems like pain or itching. Only there is milky discharge which is very rare like once in a month and that too it comes out only on pressing.
So is this dilated ducts problem be treated with medicine

Thank you

March 14, 2016 - 1:08am
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