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#1 of 4 Old 03-23-2009, 10:47 PM - Thread Starter
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There is no lump, no redness, and the area is not hot. Could it still be a plugged duct or mastitis? Everything I read suggests that there will be a lump or white spot or something visible. Is this always the case? Also, does anyone have any natural remedies I can try to help the pain? This is really yucky and I want it to stop, but I'm not down with antibiotics and such.

Thanks so much for any advice!
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Well, I'm not a LC, but I am a veteran of many bouts of mastitis. That doesn't sound like how I experienced mastitis. My breast always was hard, hot, and red, and I had a fever and flu-like symptoms. It happened within the space of an afternoon, too. I always had to resort to abx to cure a case.

Is it possible that it's thrush? I've heard that's horribly painful.

Sorry you're going through this!

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it sounds like it could be the begining of mastitis to me. I would treat it that way just in case, at least. Go to bed wtih baby and nurse on that side as much as possible.
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Does that painful left side feel "full" like that part won't empty?

If so, it sounds like a plugged duct, not necessarily mastitis yet if there's no heat, redness, chills, aching.

Try nursing on your hands and knees with baby under you, and bottom lip right on the part that hurts.

Try deep massage in a hot shower and then nursing.
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