I'm still nursing my 18 month old daughter and am wondering if this is an issue that could be related ...
For about the last three weeks, I have been noticing a stinging in my breasts that comes and goes. It's mostly in my left side, but I will occassionally get it in the right side, too. I don't know how to describe it other than its a stinging, almost prickly feeling and when it comes on, its very uncomfortable. It doesn't hurt any more or less when my daughter nurses and it does not seem to be related to my cycle, since it didn't go away when I got my period. Nothing outwardly looks unusual -- Nothing that looks like thrush, a rash or anything of that nature. My daughter doesn't have anything that looks like thrush in her mouth either.
I called my doctor and asked if this sounded like it could be yeast. He didn't think so based on what I told him. He told me to monitor it and alternate warm and cold packs and come in if it doesn't go away. I did that and it the hot/cold packs and does make it feel better, but it hasn't gone away. I did get a topical cream for killing yeast and have used it once a day. I am going to call tomorrow and hopefully to talk to one of the female doctors at the office (and make an appointment, in all likelyhood), since they seem a little more in tune with women's issues.
Any thoughts? Yeast that needs something else to kill it? An infection that needs an antibiotic? A vitamin deficiency?
Thanks in advance! :)
I wonder if it is candida/yeast inside the breast. Check out this article by Dr Newman:
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Thank you for your reply!
I read through it and called the doctor this morning. She had me come in and she took a look. She thought things looked and sounded a "little yeasty." Coincidentally, she gave me a persciption for Dr. Newman's compounded cream and then an oral anti-fungal drug. She said that she thought I could wait on the drug if I wanted to, but her hunch is that its going to be necessary to knock it out.
Thanks again for the reply! :)