Thread: Hard Lump?
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:17 AM   #2
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Just happened to see this... If its not warm to touch, reddened and your not spiking a fever (could be mastitis) is prob just a plugged duct. I got them all the time w/ my daughter years ago. Basically I got in the shower and let hot water pound on the area, the honestly expressed from the nipple/aereola until it started to come out like a thin piece of spaghetti. Often it was an inch or more long and soon as it unplugged, the blocked milk up in the duct will come rushing out in a stream till its empty.
I stopped wearing bras and was careful of anything pressing on that one area but it happened often. I got to the point that I just knew what to do and didn't worry.
But IF you start getting the first posted signs, call your doc asap.

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