Re: plugged milk duct (?) with toddler
I think there may be some confusion in how we refer to the anatomy of the breast. Sometimes the word "duct" is used in a general sense to refer to the system of glands and ducts within the breast. Other times it is used in a more restricted sense, referring only to the terminal, surface outlet of that system.
Originally Posted by @llli*katienjohnny
Breast tissue does extend into the armpit. There's an anatomical structure called the Tail of Spence that contains mammary glands and which is a frequently plugged area- it's way back there so it may not be well drained, and it's where pressure from bras or bags can fall and cause plugs. That being said, the Tail of Spence was probably a footnote or an extra credit question on your doctor's endocrinology exam... Not a big focus of her medical education, unless she happens to be a breast specialist.
Because the lump has basically vanished, and did so overnight, a plugged duct is a very likely explanation.
which leaves me with the question, WHAT THE HECK was that?
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