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Hi everyone, don't know if anyone can help, but thought I'd give it a shot.
1st off to let you know I had breast augmentation in 1997 via a 'smiley' cut directly on/under my areola. I thought I was done having children, so didn't think twice about it. The plastic surgeon was contacted during this pregnancy and said the surgery shouldn't inhibit breastfeeding.
I am currently 37w4days preggers.
I was diagnosed with cholestasis last week and my MW & I are working to get things 'going' before I have to face a chemical induction this week. Part of what I chose to do to get the contractions going is nipple stimulation in the form of hand expression. It's been awhile (16 years) since I've attempted this and I think I man-handled my right nipple too hard and blood began coming out. I got dizzy it made me sick to see blood vs colostrum coming out of my nipple. My nipples are not cracked or sore as I don't have the babe yet. So I figured I injured it by grabbing it inappropriately and looked up how to stimulate in the correct manner.
Since then I have been very gentle with the nipples and yet the blood still comes out of the right nipple. There is no pain, just the tenderness associated with being pregnant. This particular nipple is one the surgeon had to go into twice because I had a nasty hematoma he had to drain later that evening.
Anyone ever experience blood coming from your nipple via pumping or expression AND did it go away? OR did anyone have difficulty nursing due to having had the augmentation I described?
TIA for any advice you can give.