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Old Oct 20th, 2013, 21:08 PM   21
onceisenough1
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I wasn't pregnant. But they did an ultrasound and mri. They told me it was costochondritis. I actually called a breast surgeon and she told me she was in practice 20 years and only saw 1 woman with it. She also told me it is almost never in both breasts.

My breast was painful swollen and tender. Insist on testing if antibiotics dont clear it. I read cases of some women bein forced to do multiple rounds of them!



 
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Old Oct 20th, 2013, 21:16 PM   22
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I guess i should add that i fought with drs for months because they kept telling me i was crazy.

Ended up having a mammo and did have a breast lump but non cancerous. Good luck to u



 
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Old Oct 20th, 2013, 21:26 PM   23
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Thank you ladies for all your advice!



 
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Old Oct 21st, 2013, 14:08 PM   24
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I had to go to the breast cancer clinic last month as I got a lump in my breast which didn't go away.
I know that's not the same as your symptoms, but during the time I had to wait, I took solace in the fact that breast cancer is incredibly rare in women BFing or pregnant (I'm currently both)
At the clinic, I was unable to have the mammogram due to pregnancy so had a scan instead.
The consultant explained it was very common in pregnancy for tissue to change dramatically and that the lump was nothing sinister. I still have it now, hoepfully it will go eventually
Anyway, just a positive story for you. I hope everything turns out ok



 
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Old Oct 21st, 2013, 20:58 PM   25
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Saw a GP who specialized in breast cancers. She has changed my antibiotics (said the other DR gave me the incorrect ones for breast infections) and that she feels it is a lymphatic infection and that i will be prone to mastitis when i start feeding.
Started the antibiotics last night......dimpling has further!
Will update



 
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Old Oct 21st, 2013, 22:09 PM   26
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Good news!!



 
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Old Oct 22nd, 2013, 12:30 PM   27
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How worrying for you - it's horrible to be ill, especially when pregnant and you feel so helpless.

Just a couple of thoughts from reading through - if you're taking antibiotics, maybe ask about a probiotic to balance everything out. I'm not sure if acidophilus is pregnancy safe, but that or something similar might be a good idea. You don't want to be dealing with thrush on top of everything else! At least try eating some plain yogurt (unsweetened) to help your body keep on top of things.

Do you sleep on your front? I know mastitis can be triggered by sleeping positions, so it's worth considering changing your body position just to see if it makes any difference to anything.

Finally, is there any chance it's hormonal? Estrogen can do weird and wonderful things to the body, and your breasts could be susceptible. Not much you can do about it, but might be an explanation if nothing else comes back positive.

Hope things start to settle down quickly for you



 
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Old Oct 22nd, 2013, 13:13 PM   28
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Hopefully you will start feeling better right away; I am shocked that it sounds like many doctors encourage entire rounds of antibiotics, even with no improvements to note. That has not been the case when I or my family have had issues, typically if there is a question mark as to what the actual problem is, they treat the most likely cause and follow up within 48 hrs to see if there is improvement. If no change or things are worse, we've always had a change in course.

I hope it turns out to be something easily dealt with, and sounds like you are in good hands at the moment. Best of luck!!!



 
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Old Oct 23rd, 2013, 18:49 PM   29
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So far no change on the new course and breasts feel heavier.
Going back on the weekend if no improvements



 
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Old Oct 23rd, 2013, 19:13 PM   30
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You poor thing! I'm hoping you can get to the bottom of it once and for all. Sending positive thoughts your way.



 
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