I am 52 years of age,never had children, had a hysterectomy 1.5 years ago, and believe I am at the end of the peri-menopausal stage. About 4 months ago, one gland became noticeably white and remained that way for a month or so. Then it expanded beyond the nipple. The covering skin wore away and I emptied the canal. The substance was the consistency of a cake's sugar frosting (not so buttery). After about a month, a second gland seems to be starting the same process. Is this unusual? Are they clogging up? Should I be worried or doing something about this? Thanks!
Dear Twice: The condition you are describing sounds more like an infectious process than a swollen milk duct. If this does, in fact, happen again, we would recommend that this be evaluated by a physician. This should be done prior to "emptying the canal."
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