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Old Jul 18th, 2013, 12:54 PM   1
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Mastitis?


I am not breastfeeding my baby but I am expressing breastmilk using a manual pump a few times a day. Yesterday I noticed a pinkish rash appearing on one of my breasts. Its become a bit more visible today an its sore to touch. I am not sure if its mastitis or not. I will post a picture below (THIS IS NOT ME I FOUND IT ON THE INTERNET) & you can get a rough idea of what it looks like.



It looks like that but a bit more pink & half the size. Its not on my other breast.

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Old Jul 19th, 2013, 10:49 AM   2
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Do they look like teeny tiny Xs? Do you have swelling and tenderness? Mastitis is incredibly painful and usually accompanied with fever and flu like symptoms. Maybe you have a clogged milk duct or possibly mastitis. The pain for me was nearly unbearable, my entire body ached and I felt so so bad. One of the worst experiences of my life!!!

Hope you are feeling ok and it's not too bad.



 
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Old Jul 19th, 2013, 10:51 AM   3
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It sounds from your description more like a plugged duct but mastitis is possible. Try warm compresses and showers, massage the lump when pumping using your fingers in a circular downward motion. How is it looking now?



 
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Old Jul 20th, 2013, 12:51 PM   4
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Its dissapeared thank god! Thank U hun. Im glad I don't have it it sounds awful!



 
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Old Jul 20th, 2013, 15:14 PM   5
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Oh good! Glad it's gone, must have just been a little blockage!



 
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