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mamIIboys 07-30-2012 04:46 AM

Plugged Duct? Mastitis??
Last Wednesday I wasn't feeling well, achy, fever 101.5, diarrhea, headache, etc. This lasted through Thursday but I felt pretty well Friday (still had loose stools but not diarrhea and no other symptoms). Then Saturday I had headache, achiness, diarrhea again and bottom of right breast started to hurt. Sunday I was still achy with diarrhea with breast hurting more and a pencil tip sized looking red/purple spot where breast hurts (I don't feel a lump though). Now breast really hurts and has read triangular patch ending in original looking bruised spot, mild fever 99.5, diarrhea still. Starting to feel like I've been run over by a truck. Do you think this is mastitus? I've nursed a total of 3 years and never had this (have had plugged ducts but have always felt the lump). DD is currently 9m and just started sleeping through the night most nights. Sorry for the book but I'm just not sure if I'm sick with a bug or if a bug lead to mastitus???

Aydinsmom 07-31-2012 12:02 PM

I would see you dr. I have had it 4 times and it always starts with soreness in my breast and very quickly becomes very tender and hard, with the aches and headaches followed by the fever (in a matter of hours). I can sometimes get it under control in 24 hrs by being sure to empty the breast. But my breast is always sore throughout.

But maybe that's just me. If your breast is sore, I'd be seeing a dr to get antibiotics if it is mastitis. It can leave you feeling pretty bad and worsen quickly.

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haddiehold1109 07-31-2012 08:44 PM

Re: Plugged Duct? Mastitis??
Yep. I had this three times right after I had my daughter because I made too much milk. It was the same thing- I felt like I couldn't move. There was a red patch on my breast that was extremely sore. I found hot compresses helped the pain the most, but I did have to do antibiotics all three times and it progressed really quickly.

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