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Breast Pain - WWYD?

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For about 3 weeks now, I've had a painful spot (maybe the size of a nickel) deep in my breast. I only notice it when I am leaning against something, when DD is nursing on top of me, or when I press on it.

I can't tell if there is a lump since I have fibrocystic breasts (very lumpy to begin with). My question is whether I should wait and see if it goes away or whether I'm just being stupid and should get to a doc ASAP. (I don't have an ob/gyn since I quit the practice who delivered my DD, and I strongly distrust docs in general!) Oh, and I'm 33 (soon to be 34), no history of cancer, etc. DD is almost 3 and nurses only 3 times a day/night.

Any advice? Could this be mastitis? Abscess?
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well, I would get it checked out by your doctor just for the added perspective/information. 3 weeks is a long time for a deep pain not to progress into something else. if you think it may be a lingering blocked duct or absess try homeopathy - it was incredibly useful to me with bouts of mastitis/duct stuff, once I started using it all my breast issues cleared up. I just referenced some homeopathy for midwifery book I found at the health food store, but I'm sure you could find some matches online. Massage where it hurts too, 'hurting it back' always seems to get the energy flowing to clear up problems.
Thanks Twinkletoes, I think it may be a plugged duct after all - it goes away after nursing. I'll try your suggestions and hope for the best!
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