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Thread: Are clogged ducts always painful?

  1. #1
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    Default Are clogged ducts always painful?



    I can feel some of the ducts when my breasts are full but they are not painful. I heard clogged ducts are painful but I didn't know if they ever weren't.

    Thank you

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    Default Re: Are clogged ducts always painful?

    When I get plugged ducts they are always really painful...I get them about once a week.

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    Default Re: Are clogged ducts always painful?

    Oh man!!! That seems often. I'm wondering because at my 6 week PP check my doc said that I had several ducts that were getting clogged. I thought that just because my breasts were getting engorged didn't mean that the ducts were automatically clogged. I have no pain or redness and my flow seems fine.
    for over a year now!!!

    Xavier 11/5/08


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    Default Re: Are clogged ducts always painful?

    yeah I def knew the diff between very full breasts and clogged...both felt like golf balls..but only clogged were very painful!
    -Katie

    -Wife to Joe 5-15-04
    -First time mom to Courtney Ann 8-12-07
    -Became a mom of 2: Brendan Joseph was born 01-08-09
    -Breastfed both of them for one whole year
    -Now a new mom of 3: Emily Theresa born 12-14-11
    -Breastfeeding again and hope to go the full year!

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    Default Re: Are clogged ducts always painful?

    The difference for me is that when I am engorged and not plugged the lumps come out right away when my son feeds. When I have plugged ducts the lumps don't come out at all and they hurt.

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    Default Re: Are clogged ducts always painful?

    Usually there is tenderness involved with a plugged duct. Also the area will often appear red, swollen and be warm to the touch. If you suspect a plugged duct here are some tips.
    Renee
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    Default Re: Are clogged ducts always painful?

    Thank you everyone
    for over a year now!!!

    Xavier 11/5/08


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