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Milk Duct removal. Could you tell me what is involved ?

Hi there, my name is Alex. I have a reoccuring condition that I get at least once every year or two. I develop a lump in my breast beside my nipple (which after a few scary times) ends up always being a blocked milk duct. The last time was 2 years ago and the specialist that I saw said if it reoccured again my best bet was to have the duct removed. Could you tell me what is involved, if I should go forward with it and what the reovery period is.
Asked On : Mon, 28 Feb 2011
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there are approximately 20 lactiferous duct in each breast .Blockage of any dult leads to a condition known as galactocele
A galactocele is a cystic tumor containing milk or a milky substance that is usually located in the mammary glands.
It is caused by a protein plug that blocks off the outlet. Galactoceles are benign and are not a cause for concern. Once lactation has ended the cyst will resolve on its own without intervention. consult some good surgeon.Disclaimer

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