Pathology and Clinical Features of Mastitis
b) Blocked duct/Focal breast engorgement/Caked breast/Plugged duct:
- Milk stasis occurring in the breast lobe causing obstruction of ducts is called as blocked duct.
- Symptoms of blocked duct are
- Painful breasts with red patches
- White spots at the end of the nipple
White spots are extremely painful during suckling, which is a milk filled cyst appearing at the end of the nipple in women with blocked duct of the breast due to accumulation of fatty acid galactocoele.
White spots can be removed with a sterile needle or rubbing with a sterile cloth.