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Stopped breast feeding but still find milk in breast. Cure? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-May-2013
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Doctor:Good evening
User:Hello doctor, Good Evening.
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:My name is XXXXXX, and I am 24 year old, Married with 2year boy.
User:Query: I stop feeding to my son from november, but still I have milk in my breast. can can you suggest for this query.
Doctor:Yes XXXXXX
Doctor:Is the milk secretion more now from your breast?
Doctor:I mean is it causing you any problem to carry on daily routine activities?
User:No, but when I press it will come out and it looks yellow in color.
User:There is no problem and no pain to my daily routine ativities.
Doctor:There are medications available to suppress lactation
Doctor:However, you should not take them unless there is a valid reason
User:okay, I want to know this is expected behaviour or should be taken care with any action.
User:If it will stop after some moths, or will we should take any action for it.
Doctor:It should go away soon
Doctor:No medical intervention is required for this
Doctor:It should go away on its own
User:Okay, but my concern is, the milk in yellowish color, will that cause any problem, and what is the minimum and maximum period to stop the milk completely.
User:as I could see it is alreay 8month from stopping the feeding, so I want your best suggestion.
Doctor:It can take up to 2 years to 2 and half years for complete cessation of lactation
Doctor:It is yellowish because it is thick secretion
Doctor:It is not infected
Doctor:Do not worry about it
User:Oh, okay. then this is expected behaviour and nothing to worry as of now, am I correct?
Doctor:Yes, you are correct
User:It turned yellowish from past couple of months, so is it happens before drying completely.
Doctor:Yes, that is right
User:Sound's Good.
Doctor:Yes XXXXXX, it's true
User:Thanks for your confirmation. and My husband had the concern about breast cancer because of this, is it right or wrong?
Doctor:It is wrong
Doctor:Is there a lump in your breast?
User:Sorry, I can't able to identify from my breast, to confirm there is a lump.
User:How to check it.
User:When I hold or press, it moves without any problem and there is no hardness in my breast.
Doctor:Self examine your breast and feel for any lump
User:What if lump is there, will that cause any problem.
Doctor:It is explained well in the link
Doctor:If there is lump, mammography needs to be done
User:What is mamography.
Doctor:It is a radiological investigation like X-ray
User:Okay, how much it cost in India(Bangalore)
Doctor:I am not sure on it
Doctor:it should be less than 2000
User:One more problem, is to my husband.
User:He is felling the left ear is not as clear as right ear for listening.
User:As past two days, when he using ear phones, he found the differences.
User:How to rectify this and if possible, please assist me to consult the spealist of ENT doctor.
Doctor:We need to rule out if his external ear canal is blocked first
Doctor:A general physician can examine him and remove any retained or impacted wax that is present
Doctor:This is the common cause for decreased hearing
Doctor:Later, you may consult an ENT specialist if required
User:Okay, can you suggest me to doctor to consult, since I am new to bangalore. I am not sure, the best doctor for general or ENT too.
Doctor:Where do you stay in Bangalore?
User:Kumarswamy Layout 2nd stage.
User:Near XXXXXXX hospital.
Doctor: XXXXXXX hospital is good where in you can get both the doctors
User:Is it possible to mention the doctors name for both the problems.
Doctor:Please confirm your contact number
Doctor:Our customer care team will guide you further on this
Doctor:Is there anything else you wish to discuss on?
User:Nothing else, Thanks for your time and patience to answer all my queries to complete satisfaction.
Doctor:Pleasure is mine
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:And bye for now
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