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Milky duct ectasia (ek-TAY-zhuh) occurs when one or more milk ducts under your nipple expand. The walls of the channel can thicken and the channel can fill with fluid. The milk duct may be clogged or clogged with a thick, sticky substance. The disease often causes no symptoms, but some women may have nipple discharge, breast tenderness, or inflammation of the blocked duct (periductal mastitis).
Ectasia of the milk duct is most common in women during perimenopause – around the age of 45 to 55 – but can also occur after menopause. The condition often improves without treatment. If symptoms persist, you may need antibiotics or surgery to remove the affected milk duct.
Although it is normal to be concerned about changes in your breast, breast duct ectasia and epiductal mastitis are not risk factors for breast cancer. Mammary duct ectasia Treatment in Hyderabad
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- Milky duct ectasia often doesn’t cause any signs or symptoms, but some people experience:
- Dirty white, greenish, or black nipple discharge from one or both nipples
- Tenderness of the nipple or surrounding breast tissue (areola)
- Redness of the nipple and areolar tissue
- A breast lump or thickening near the blocked duct
- A nipple that is turned inward (inverted)
Your breasts are made of connective tissue, which contains a system of tiny passages that carry milk to the nipples (milk ducts). Milky duct ectasia occurs when a milk duct widens under the nipple. The walls of the ducts can thicken and fill with fluid, clog or clog with a sticky substance. This can lead to inflammation.
Experts aren’t sure what exactly causes duct ectasia. Some speculate on the cause:
- Changes in breast tissue due to aging. As you get older, the makeup of your breast tissue changes from mostly glandular to mostly greasy in a process called involution. These normal breast changes can sometimes lead to a blocked milk duct and the inflammation associated with breast ectasia.
- Smoke. Smoking can be associated with enlargement of the ducts, which can lead to inflammation and possibly ectasia of the ducts.
- Nipple inversion. A newly turned nipple can clog the milk ducts and cause inflammation and infection. A newly turned nipple could also be a sign of a more serious underlying disease, such as cancer. Mammary duct ectasia Treatment in Hyderabad