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Chloe slept through the night last night so I woke up with a clogged milk duct. I thought I was doing a good job draining the breast today, but I guess not because my breast is so painful on one part and I now have a fever and my body feels like it got hit by a truck.
I had mastitis at 2 weeks...and in the side I had it in my milk supply dropped. This time it's in the other breast and I'm nervous that my milk supply will drop on that side as well.
And it's bedtime for everyone and my DH just left for a fire call. *sigh*
Oh no!! I had mastitis too, I feel your pain! To have it twice must be awful. can you get antibiotics today?
And I totally know what you mean with the dropped supply. I am literally majorly lop sided since then. It's making me very self conscious. my left side where I had it on is SO much smaller than the right. I've been trying to pump the left every once in a while but it hasn't made a difference.
I hope you feel better soon! The achiness was terrible for me when I had it.
**Thank you SO much Quantum_Leap for this perfect siggy!**
I am NOT pregnant or breastfeeding but i think i might have infectious mastitis. A few months prior to my symptoms, i noticed a white blister on the end of my nipple. It was agony. After spending the whole weekend poking at it, after about 3 days i noticed the whole tip of my nipple was yellow under the surface with a sort of scab over the top. when i went for a shower, it burst and runny white/yellow pus came out (sorry, this is horrible) afterwards, i could see the white dot again i had seen a few days earlier and when i squeezed it, a white thing that looked like spagetti (quite solid) came out and it was about the length of my pinky nail. I didnt put any ointment on because i didnt have any and after it burst it felt instantly better so i thought no more of it. Between then and now, i have left like my breast just wasnt right, when i bent over in the shower to wrap my hair in a towel, it felt heavier than the other. so, moving forward about 3 months ... i started to get a heavy feeling in the same breast, it had a dull ache and i thought, maybe i've pulled a muscle? A day or so later, i have the worst headache ive had in my life. I'm coming home from work and going straight to bed, it's too painful, shivery skin, muscle aches, can't get a heat etc. The following morning i notice a red wedge shape mark on my breast from the nipple, upwards towards the middle of my chest. My breast became swollen, with a hard lump, firmness, redness, slightly itching (only sometimes, not always) it's the upper inner part of my left breast. I went to the docs who gave me a week worth of antibiotic, which was helping, but as soon as the week course was over, i was back to being in agony. I was then given a 14 day course of 500mg antibiotic which has now been finished for a week. i would say i'm 90% better, no redness (this went away after 2 days) no constant pain, no pain in the glands at my collarbone, which were sore perviously ... just a tender sore spot when touched and a slight area of firmness. I done a urine test which showed up infection, but then i did another one during my last week of antibiotics and it came back clear? Why am i still suffering pain with this? It tends to get worse after wearing a bra all day. why would i get a milk blister if never been pregnant? Can anyone help me, i'm so scared ive got IBC or something really bad. I know it's good news my symptoms have improved a lot with the antibiotics, but it's still a worry. I am 26. It didnt help it was 3 weeks before i could get an appointment at my local doctors to start the antibiotics, do you think this is why it is taking so long? It is maybe a really deep infection? I can feel one part of my breat that is sore, the rest has always been pain free, i have no changes to my skin, no discharge apart from that thing months ago. I wonder whether touching the blister and picking it with my fingernail has meant it has got infected. I'm just not sure whether or not it would take a few months to show up any symptoms, like the headache from hell etc?
Thank you so much, i am so worried.
Last edited by MrsF; December 5th, 2012 at 10:04 AM.
Sorry for complaining! I was just feeling sorry for myself last night! I woke up with no fever this morning although my breast still hurts. My NP that I see said to feed lots, massaging as I feed to clear out the milk duct. He said that in about half of mastitis cases, it can clear up on it's own with no ill effects, so we're going to give it until tomorrow to see how I'm doing and if my fever comes back-just lots of nursing, fluids, and rest. If it does come back, I'll get antibiotics tomorrow.