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Old 09-21-2012, 06:27 PM - Thread Starter
 
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DS - 19 months - still nurses a lot and acrobatically so I assumed when I started having toe-curling pain in my right nipple a few days ago that it was from a tug or bite during the night that I slept through. But when it persisted I noticed there's no sign of an injury and I can feel a round, smooth, pea-sized lump where the nipple meets the areola. It's pretty tender to the touch and downright painful while nursing and pumping.
There's no sign of a milk bleb and the lump looks bluish and connects to to some prominent blue veins. Could this be a varicose vein?
Will continuing to nurse and pump make it worse?

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Megan, that sounds painful. Maybe a plugged duct or the start of mastitis? When I had mastitis, the lumps were tender to the touch and downright painful while pumping. Do you have a midwife or doctor that you can check with? I hope you feel better soon.
 


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Thanks, mama.
Mastitis or a plugged duct would have been my first thought but I checked out kellymom.com and the symptoms just don't seem to add up.
I e-mailed my LC and she said she'd never heard of a varicose vein on the nipple and didn't know what my symptoms could mean. I think I'm off to the doctor, who luckily hasn't blinked an eye at me nursing my toddler...

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Megan, thinking of you. I hope the doctor can help figure out what this is and help you feel better. Please keep us posted!
 


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Thanks, mama. Dr. Google thinks it's likely a cyst but I'll get to my doc as soon as I can.

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