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What is Dilated Milk glads or milk ducts -- causes etc when I did my recent mammogram they said they only saw dilated milk glands?

By Anonymous October 30, 2011 - 10:16am
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Hi Anon,

Mammary duct ectasia occurs when a milk duct beneath your nipple becomes dilated, the duct walls thicken and the duct fills with fluid. The milk duct can then become blocked or clogged with a thick, sticky substance. Though it's normal to worry about any changes in your breasts, mammary duct ectasia is not a sign of or a risk factor for breast cancer.

Mammary duct ectasia usually improves without treatment. However, if symptoms persist despite self-care measures, you may need antibiotics or possibly surgery to remove the affected milk duct.




October 31, 2011 - 5:06am
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