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#1 Lou-bags

Posted 14 October 2019 - 09:10 PM

Ol’ lefty is sore, reasonably sudden onset becoming more tender through the day. I’ve had to take some ibuprofen.

Plan to get in with a GP tomorrow if it’s still sore. Feels a bit like mastitis (but I’ve not breastfed for almost exactly 1 year now).

Anyone have similar?

Am I kidding myself that it’ll come good on it’s own?

#2 Bereckii

Posted 14 October 2019 - 09:23 PM

I had that over a year after finishing breastfeeding. Almost exactly what you are experiencing word for word - it was even the left side.

There was a little discharge too. Milk? I really didn't know.

I was worried about mastitis too. But I didn't get mastitis.

Mammogram revealed no problems.

It appears that my body was still producing milk and this spiked at a certain point on my cycle. As I wasn't feeding it was painful during those spikes.

It happened a few cycles in a row. It then stopped, but can be very sensitive (sometimes painful) on that side on random cycles (not as bad as those first few times though)

The GP suggested I try taking evening primrose oil to help even things out. Not sure whether that helped or not.

The uncertainty was stressful.

#3 FeralZombieMum

Posted 14 October 2019 - 09:28 PM

Could be a cyst causing the pain. They can appear suddenly. The more you touch and feel, the sorer it can get. They can be tender during your cycle.

#4 Lou-bags

Posted 14 October 2019 - 09:42 PM

I’m around about at ovulation so maybe that’s it, FZM.

I’m starting to feel a bit achy though, but that might just be because I’m really tired (didn’t sleep much last night as I started a new job today).

#5 Jenflea

Posted 14 October 2019 - 09:46 PM

I have heard you can get mastitis a year or more after you wean.
Do a heat pack on the area and maybe see if you can get a home Dr out tonight if you get worse.

#6 Lou-bags

Posted 14 October 2019 - 09:50 PM

Bloody DH is at the movies with a friend or I could go to the after hours GP about 15 min drive away. Damn!

#7 lozoodle

Posted 14 October 2019 - 09:50 PM

Yeah righty gets like that :(

I've been checked and its ok, but I would still check for peace of mind.

#8 22Fruitmincepies

Posted 14 October 2019 - 09:50 PM

New job? How exciting, congratulations!

Hope the boob is all fine.

#9 Lou-bags

Posted 14 October 2019 - 09:56 PM

View Post22Fruitmincepies, on 14 October 2019 - 09:50 PM, said:

New job? How exciting, congratulations!

Hope the boob is all fine.

Thanks! Have sent you a text x

#10 spannerset

Posted 14 October 2019 - 10:39 PM

I got mastitis 3 years after I stopped breastfeeding. It can happen.  Antibiotics cleared it right up.

#11 purplekitty

Posted 14 October 2019 - 10:52 PM

Make sure it is investigated thoroughly.

#12 littlepickle

Posted 14 October 2019 - 11:23 PM

I have a friend who experienced recurrent mastitis in one breast before she even experienced her first pregnancy or birthed a baby.
My right breast gets swollen and painful for a few weeks at a time and then suddenly gets better. I assume it is hormonal although with my merina I don’t ovulate so who knows.
Just some strange trivia but before I had children if I heard a newborn baby cry I would have a ‘let down’ type reflex. I didn’t know what this sensation was until I breastfed my first baby.
Breasts are such amazing things.,,,

#13 magic_marker

Posted 15 October 2019 - 09:45 AM

I think the medical term is Non-Lactational Mastitis.
Hope you get it sorted.

#14 MooGuru

Posted 15 October 2019 - 12:44 PM

View PostBereckii, on 14 October 2019 - 09:23 PM, said:

I had that over a year after finishing breastfeeding. Almost exactly what you are experiencing word for word - it was even the left side.

There was a little discharge too. Milk? I really didn't know.

I was worried about mastitis too. But I didn't get mastitis.

Mammogram revealed no problems.

It appears that my body was still producing milk and this spiked at a certain point on my cycle. As I wasn't feeding it was painful during those spikes.

It happened a few cycles in a row. It then stopped, but can be very sensitive (sometimes painful) on that side on random cycles (not as bad as those first few times though)

The GP suggested I try taking evening primrose oil to help even things out. Not sure whether that helped or not.

The uncertainty was stressful.

I get that and I'd get like a greeny discharge that would then turn to a milky colour after a few drops. It felt similar to the start of mastitis but eased after that bit of milk came out so think it might have been a bit of a blocked duct. It was about 2 years after finishing breastfeeding that it became less regular and there was enough of a gap before it started that the thought of it being breast milk seemed weird.
I've also got a heap of cysts and benign tumours that could possibly be responsible but no obvious cause for pain on the ultrasounds.

#15 Ellie bean

Posted 15 October 2019 - 03:18 PM

I only breastfed for about 6 weeks with ds and had milk occasionally for at least 2 years after, oh the irony! Hope it turns out to be nothing serious loubags

#16 Lou-bags

Posted 15 October 2019 - 08:20 PM

UPDATE

Boob is fine. Pain killers got me through the night (it was that bad actually) and then this morning it had subsided a lot. Still a little bit painful but had an exam by a new GP and she said it all seems fine, no need to do anything more so long as it continues to improve. Phew.

#17 FeralZombieMum

Posted 15 October 2019 - 08:38 PM

That's great news.

I would keep a record of any future pain and your cycle - as this could happen again. Stress makes my pain so much worse. It's feels just like mastitis.




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