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EDIT: From the replies I've gotten on the BF forum it sounds like it is entirely possible, so feel free to ignore this post.
Okay, potentially stupid question, but is it possible to have thrush on just one side? It seems impossible, but i've got a deep shooting pain on my left side only, and am wondering if the thrush went into the tissue on that side but not the other?
We had thrush since her birth, 2 months ago, but I have taken acidophilus religiously and so it wasn't bad at first and I didn't know for sure if it *was* thrush at first. The ped said whiteness on tongue could've been it "thickening" up, and white patches didn't show up on cheeks until about week 4, so I didn't seek treatment until then.
Anyway at week 4 we started nystatin for her 4x/day and I was given a one dose of diflucan and told to use gyne-lotrimin cream on my nipples after each feeding.
I increased the probiotics and basically the gyne-cream has been worthless (and it bugs me to use it) and the nystatin seemed to cause her tummy issues. But I used them both for a week and pumped a lot, boiled everything daily, etc. And things did get better -- but it didn't seem to go away completely. And now I'm wondering if it's become an internal thing???
The baby's tongue still has white on it but maybe that's a "thickening" thing? and not thrush?
The white patches inside her cheeks are gone, we've been off the nystatin for a few weeks and my nipple soreness is WAY better -- but I still have deep shooting pains in my left breast while nursing -- it feels like a nerve is hit or something. Yes, I can feel it on the right too but it's barely minimal by comparison. It's pretty intense and very unpleasant on the left though. And bizarre as this may sound, I can feel the sharp pain go from deep in my boob, down my leg and into my foot.
It's worse really late at night/early in the morning.
But the right side is not nearly as problematic.
Is it possible to have thrush on one side only??? Or is it something else? If so, what? I don't have a temp, but my left side is larger than my right and so I try to nurse more often on the right...don't have any plugged ducts though (did once but it cleared up in the shower luckily). Is there something I'm missing?
I'm very new to this and thought once my nipples healed and I didn't have to use my pump any longer, the thrush was gone. But this pain inside is really annoying.
I'd love some advice -- I'm sticking with the BFing come hell or high water, but it sure would be nice if it wasn't painful.