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Old 03-06-2007, 11:10 PM   #1
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Does this look like thrush to you?

Hi mamas,
I haven't ever posted in this area before, mainly on the FSOT boards. But basically, I've been BFing my daughter for almost 8 months now, and for the past few days I've been having stinging pain in my right breast, both when she's feeding and when she's not. The harshest pain is actually below the breast, more on my ribs near the crease where my breast meets my torso, if that makes any sense. It feels like a combo of chafed skin and a bruise, but there's no marks or redness there or on the right breast at all, even on the nipple. HOWEVER, I do have this weird patch of red bumpy skin on my chest in the middle of my breasts, and it's been there for about a week. Could this be thrush, even though it hurts where it's not red, and it's not red where it hurts? DD has no white spots in her mouth, and my left breast does not hurt at all. If this is thrush, could those two things mean that it hasn't spread entirely and I can nip it in the bud?

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Old 03-06-2007, 11:21 PM   #2
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Re: Does this look like thrush to you?

it doesn't look like thrush to me, especially where it is at. I would say it might be a heat rash. Does your LO sleep with his/her head between your breasts? (sorry, it's an honest question LOL)
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Old 03-07-2007, 03:06 AM   #3
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I gree it doesn't look like thush...I'm not sre what it is.
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Old 03-07-2007, 08:48 AM   #4
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No, doesn't look like thrush to me either.
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Old 03-07-2007, 09:30 AM   #5
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It doesnt look like thrush to me either, Could it be some kind of irritation becasue of your bra? My son alway used to rub that spot and pinch too, maybe that is what caused it.
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Old 03-07-2007, 09:30 AM   #6
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Re: Does this look like thrush to you?

Okay, thanks mamas. I wish there were pics online of what thrush does look like! The breast pain started last week when DD was sick and we ditched solids and went back to EBF. Her nose was stuffy so she was wanting to nurse in little spurts every 30 min or so (usually just until I would let down, and then she'd stop b/c the ejection would make her cough), and I think 5 days of that sent my supply sky-high! Then when she got better and started sleeping through the night again, I got engorged and couldn't pump. The pain is in the breast that was the most engorged.

And about the rash, I guess I have no idea what it is. I didn't even show it to my LC at my weekly BF support group yesterday b/c I'd forgotten about it and assumed it was nothing. It does seem like it could be chafing from a bra...I'm a runner and that's usually where sweat collects under my sports bra, so I think I'm used to it being itchy every now and then

Hmmm. Guess I'll just ride it out and see if the pain goes away!

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Old 03-07-2007, 09:44 AM   #7
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....I think that the breast pain and the rash are unrelated and I bet you have mastitis. I had it 6 times with my son. There were a couple times that the only symtoms I had were breast pain and engorment. (no redness or fever) I would give you DR a call just to be safe. Mastitis pretty much sucks more than anything.
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It does seem like it could be chafing from a bra...I'm a runner and that's usually where sweat collects under my sports bra, so I think I'm used to it being itchy every now and then

That sounds like the likely cause for your red bumps.

As for the breast pain, hope it feels better soon! I'm sure you could always call a LLL leader too about symptoms.
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I agree on the mastitis thing, but disagree on the thrush. Thrush is a yeast infection, and to that looks like a yeast infection. I got them frequently when I was pregnant, and they looked a lot like the picture, especially if it's itchy. And I ALWAYS thought it was chafing first, until I learned to nip it in the bud before it got too bad. Good luck.
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Old 03-07-2007, 11:58 AM   #10
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It does look like thrush to me (sorry to say that- we're going through it right now w/DD2). There actually is a picture online, I think I found it once at Dr. Sears' website, I'll look for it and post another reply if I find it. I *think* it's www.askdrsears.com
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