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Q&A: What Is Galactocele?

What is galactocele? If I have one, is there anything I can do about it?

A galactocele is a milk-filled cyst that occurs within the breast due to a proteinplug that blocks off the milk duct thereby creating a lump. It is strictly benignand not a cause for concern. Some practioners do not recommend aspirating ordraining the galactocele because they feel it will just fill up again. Once the babyis weaned and lactation stops, the galactocele will resolve on its own without anyintervention.