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    Default breast tissue or plugged ducts

    This is probably a dumb question, but how can I tell the difference between my regular breast tissue and plugged ducts?

    I'm Erica

    Mommy to "C" - currently 3 and half years old
    - nursed for one year

    and mommy to "M" - currently 2 years old
    - nursed for 23 months

    Wife to my handsome DH for 5 and a half years!

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    Default Re: breast tissue or plugged ducts

    Not a dumb question at all. I have had so many plugged ducts that I am so paranoid about getting them now that every lump I think is a plugged duct. The way I can tell is that the plugged ducts hurt and are bigger lumps. The breast tissue (at least for me) is lumpy too, but only when I push hard on my breast and it doesn't hurt. I don't know if that helps

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    Default Re: breast tissue or plugged ducts

    It does. I'm struggling with figuring out what's going on in my left breast. I feel fine overall, but that breast is very tender and has several new lumps that I can't get out. I am concerned about how long the ducts can stay plugged before I have another issue - kwim? I don't want to go on antibiotics if I don't have tp...

    I'm Erica

    Mommy to "C" - currently 3 and half years old
    - nursed for one year

    and mommy to "M" - currently 2 years old
    - nursed for 23 months

    Wife to my handsome DH for 5 and a half years!

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    Default Re: breast tissue or plugged ducts

    Is it tender from you trying to get the plugged ducts out? I feel sore for at least a day after I get a plugged duct out.

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    Default Re: breast tissue or plugged ducts

    Yes, but I can't get them out! I have two or three - how have you massaged them out? I am SICK of them!

    I'm Erica

    Mommy to "C" - currently 3 and half years old
    - nursed for one year

    and mommy to "M" - currently 2 years old
    - nursed for 23 months

    Wife to my handsome DH for 5 and a half years!

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