Do I have mastitis?

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  1. MaskedKitteh

    MaskedKitteh Well-Known Member

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    Hiya. What started as a cracked nipple has taken a turn for the worse
    I feel hot, shakey and weak and I have all the general symptoms of flu. Not only that but I have a painful lump on the side of my breast.

    Am I panicing? Or does it sound like mastitis?
     
  2. Leopard

    Leopard 2yrOld;3rdTriBoy

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    It sounds like it could be mastitis. Try to express as much milk out of that breast as you can/ get LO to drink, it will hurt. Take some panadol and get your bum to the doctors asap. :hugs:
     
  3. MaskedKitteh

    MaskedKitteh Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, lo is feeding off it now. And I managed to get 6oz out of it earlier. Should I be consideringtge out of hours gp centre tomorrow or am I okay to wait till Monday?
     
  4. Leopard

    Leopard 2yrOld;3rdTriBoy

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    You'll be fine to wait until Monday, it won't kill you or anything, though if your fever gets worse be sure to pop down to the GP. Also try having a warm-hot bath and hand express a bit with the hot water over it, will help alot!
     
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    MaskedKitteh Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I'll get an emergency appt for first thing monday. In the mornin (it's 4am here and I'm up feeding!) them I'll have a hot ish bath/shower. Fever isn't bad. More a case of I feel hot but I'm shivering because it's cold! OH gave me struck instruction that i'm not allowed out of bed before 10 at the very earliest, and that I should stay in bed, nurse Tom and sleep while he looks after Luke (18 mos) bless him!

    Thatsnks for your help hon
     
  6. Leopard

    Leopard 2yrOld;3rdTriBoy

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    :hugs: Always happy to help :D
     

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