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My son is now weaned and my breasts seemed as if they were winding down on the milk production. I had some discomfort, but I would pump or express a little to relieve it. This morning I woke up and one of my breasts had a wierd bulge in it- if felt like one of the ducts (or a few it was quite large) was completely filled with milk. I expressed some of the milk so that it was not bulging so much and then put on my bra and went through the day. This evening as I was getting ready for bed, I looked in the mirror and noticed that the same breast had a red inflamed spot in the same area that I had noticed the bulge this morning. It isn't really painful when I touch it, I tried to see I could express some more milk but got much of nothing. But still my breast has a red inflamed spot right above and extending down to my aereola. Do I have an infection? What do I do?!! Someone that may know, please help!

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Old 03-02-2009, 10:39 PM   #2
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Yikes! I had a lump that felt like a breakfast sausage in mine last weekend. Luckily my DD is still nursing. Try warm compresses and massage massage massage! If you start feeling sick at all it think it could be mastecist (sp) so call you DR right away!
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Re: There is something wrong with my breast! Help!

if gets worse, call the doctor, sounds like an infection
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Yikes! I had a lump that felt like a breakfast sausage in mine last weekend. Luckily my DD is still nursing. Try warm compresses and massage massage massage! If you start feeling sick at all it think it could be mastecist (sp) so call you DR right away!
That is what mine was like this morning like a long thin sausage under the skin in my breast. I'll try the warm compresses and massage. Oh I hope it's not Mastitis.... How would someone know if they did have Mastitis?
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mastits is red hot and painful, and you'd probaby feel sick.
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mastits is red hot and painful, and you'd probaby feel sick.
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Going upstairs to massage and put a warm compress on- hopefully it'll be improved by morning. *fingers crossed*
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Going upstairs to massage and put a warm compress on- hopefully it'll be improved by morning. *fingers crossed*
When I had the clogged ducts everything I read said to nurse/pump as much as you can and sometimes when the clog comes out it looks like spaghetti. I wonder if you should call a lactation person to see if you should pump just to get it out but then you got the drying up issue. I have heard you get a fever and feel super sick with mascetist
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Yes, warm compress, maybe a bath, and just keep pumping to unclug the duct. I had mastitis once and you will have a fever and the chills. And will definately feel sick. Good luck Mama!
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