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Old 10-09-2012, 05:15 PM   #1
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Nipples hurt soooo bad !! -- Update in OP

I have been Bfing for almost 13months and my nipples have NEVER hurt this bad. I am almost in tears when DS latches on. Just having my bra rub against them is almost excruciating. What is going on? It started a few days ago and I don't see any obvious problems with them. Please, help a mama out -- any ideas on how to soothe them or what could be causing this?

Update 10/12 -- Well my bloodwork came back and I am not pregnant . I have been feeling even worse with near constant nausea and the pain started to radiate deeper into my rt breast and then into my shoulder. I went into the doctor this morning to be reexamined. I saw a nurse practictioner and this is what she says :

She did an extensive examine of both my breasts - they checked for thrush, mastitis and any abnormalities (there was some concern for breast cancer). She found nothing wrong with them other than my right nipple (the one that hurts the most) was a bit redder. The rt side is DS favorite side to nurse and she thinks that is why it is more red. I have no fever either. I have PCOS and she thinks that it may be hormone related. As to the nausea, she thinks it may be stress related -- i.e. an ulcer. So, she has me taking 800mg ibuprofen and zantac. If it doesn't get better in a couple weeks, she wants me to come back. And, if the zantac doesn't help my stomach, I am to contact my family doctor. She said I may have a virus or starting some sort of other infection.

I am not thrilled with this diagnosis but I have been extemely stressed lately so I can't really argue with that line of thinking. And hormones do cause funky things in your body. So, I guess I will try this line of treatment and see what happens. If my breast doesn't start feeling better in a couple of days, I think I may just get the genetion violet and treat myself for thrush or just keep applying the antifungal cream.

I really appreciate everyone's input and help. I just wish it was something more concrete and definitive. And, she told me I need to come to a decision on if we are going to try for more children b/c I either need to go back on birth control to help regulate my hormones and AF, or I need to go back to the fertility specialist to get pg again. That was upsetting to me b/c I am not ready to let go of my hopes for another but DH and I both do not want to go through all the emotional rollercoaster & cost of the whole infertility treatment thing again. I am just not ready to make that decision right now and with me not feeling well at all right now, I am just really weepy and feeling low now. She wasn't unkind about it but just very matter of fact. Just an overall disappointing day

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Old 10-09-2012, 05:17 PM   #2
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Could you be pregnant? Ds is 12 months and I'm 21 weeks along and I nearly cry out when he latches on too!
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:28 PM   #3
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Re: Nipples hurt soooo bad !!

Well, that is a question we have been struggling with. I have tested a few times with negatives BUT I have had really irregular AF and didn't have one this month in addition to some nausea (OK a lot of). I have a doc's order for blood work to check.

We have had infertility issues so I honestly am not sure we can get pg without medical intervention. Trying not to get my hopes up, KWIM?

Did your breasts ache too or just nipples hurt?
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:14 PM   #4
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Re: Nipples hurt soooo bad !!

oh sounds like thrush to me. no obvious signs on the outside, but SO PAINFUL nursing- like burning hot knives - the let-down is awful. It could also be dermatitis, i've had both and i found the difference between them was the thrush hurt the entire time ds was nursing, and seemed to come from within, wheras the dermatitis hurt for the first few minutes and then i'd get sort of numb to it - more on the outside.

My dr. recommended hydrocortisone twice a day, but that didn't help me when i had it so they upped to a steroid. but that is an over the counter option to try and see if it helps! just lightly wash off before nursing.

i'd get checked out, they can be so painful!
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:07 PM   #5
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Re: Nipples hurt soooo bad !!

I just looked up thrush and that is a definite possibility. I wonder if a severe case can cause nausea, bloating and pelvic cramps?
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I just looked up thrush and that is a definite possibility. I wonder if a severe case can cause nausea, bloating and pelvic cramps?
Mine did. Took forever to figure out why it was.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:12 PM   #7
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Thrush could be the culprit but with the other symptoms..... I'd say pregnancy too. Mine are getting better but I've been really sore to and I'm about 7 weeks along. Good luck.
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Re: Nipples hurt soooo bad !!

That's what mine felt like when I had thrush, but then again, that is how they feel now that I am pregnant (just my nipples hurt when DD nurses, no other breast pain).
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:25 PM   #9
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Re: Nipples hurt soooo bad !!

Well, I have some antifungal cream so I think I will start that tonight and check DS mouth in morning. I will go have my blood work done tomorrow so I can find out definitively if I am pregnant.
Honestly, between the nausea and nipple pain, I am about to go out of my mind. The other day I bloated up so bad I gained 4 lbs overnight !! The pants I had on the night before didn't fit the next morning gahhh! And DS will ONLY nurse on the side that is the most painful which he bit yesterday and made worse.
Sorry, I am a hot mess right now and having a regular ole pity party for myself . Thanks for your input, I do really appreciate it.
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Re: Nipples hurt soooo bad !!

Thrush means your body has an overgrowth of yeast. Yeast in your body can make you bloat and get nauseous. Be sure to up your probiotics too!
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