Maliah. Age: 25.
It is not always clear why blocked ducts occur; however, insufficient breast drainage is most likely the cause. Poor drainage may be caused by the baby not attaching well to the breast, tight clothing around the breast, long periods between breastfeeds or scarring from surgery. The signs of a plugged duct may be gradual.
Paris. Age: 31.
Anatomy of the nipple and breast ducts
Some problems are related to lactation. Others are not. This normal process of dilation of the milk gland is called ectasia. Ectasia is a noncancer breast condition.
Elisa. Age: 25.
What to know about mammary duct ectasia
As you learn about breast cancer, we will repeatedly reference the anatomy of the breast. Understanding the different parts and functions will help you better grasp the details of breast cancer. The female breast is mostly made up of a collection of fat cells called adipose tissue.
Mammary duct ectasia, or breast duct ectasia, occurs when a milk duct becomes blocked. Although this condition can cause some uncomfortable symptoms, it is not serious and does not increase breast cancer risk. Mammary duct ectasia is most common in people who are close to or have already gone through menopause.