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So we're fighting yeast just like with my other two babies when they were nbs. Anyway I also had a plugged duct that didn't go away. In fact it has spread? gotten bigger? Went to the doctor and she said I have inflamed ducts and put me on antibiotics. Oh joy. The yeast is happy! I'm about halfway through the presc. and no change in the ducts that I can tell. She said if the antibiotics didn't clear it up then I 'd have to have them surgically removed. ACK! Anybody know anything about this?<br><br>
I'm on everything for the yeast btw and its not budging. Sigh.<br><br>
Currently on<br>
200 mg diflucan for 14 days (with the 400 mg dose the first day)<br>
gentian violet on the nips every night<br>
vinegar in the laundry<br>
vitamin c<br>
acidopholis<br>
vitamin e<br>
garlic pills<br><br><br>
Saw someone mention b vitamins so am going to take the b complex I have in the cabinet.<br><br>
The plugged/inflamed ducts are on the outside of my left breast and it's tender but no red streaks or spots. Just sore. But then again both breasts are sore and I think it's from the yeast. The ducts never seem to go down in size after nursing but after massaging they seem to sink down inside my breast but then come back up when I start filling with milk again.<br><br>
Anyway any input would be great. And yes I'm reading the yeast thread to see if there's any new info I didn't already know.
 

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Oy! I feel your pain. I struggled for the first 7 months with thrush, plugged ducts and 2 bouts of full on mastitis. I took way too many series of antibiotics and lots of vitamin C, lecithin, etc. The surgery thing sounds extreme. I ended up getting an ultrasound and seeing a breast specialist (i.e. a surgeon who works mostly with breast cancer patients... scary), who told me I'm just a lumpy gal. She predicted that it would all work itself out, and it did. That said, I still get the occasional plugged duct (the boy is 10 months now), which is often brought on by stress or, unfortunately, back bends (I keep trying to get my yoga practice back on track, and occasionally I get overzealous) It usually gets worked out in a marathon night nursing session.<br><br>
So, I would say, if it doesn't work itself out in a week or so, have your doc. schedule an ultrasound and get in to see a specialist.
 

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Surgery sounds extreme! I've never even heard of surgery for inflamed milk ducts! I would definitely get a second (or third, or fourth) opinion. But I'm no expert...<br><br>
I do know that some docs think yeast can get inside the milk ducts and lurk in there. I wonder if maybe they are inflamed because of yeast??? I know that when I had thrush with DS#1 it was very different than it is with DS#2. With #1 I felt like I was being stabbed in the back through my shoulder blade when he nursed. Yeah, it was PAINful. This time around it feels like it's only on the surface (thank goodness!).<br><br>
I know you mentioned you're on acidophilus, but I would take a high-quality probiotic if I were you. The type that is kept in the refrigerator section. I get mine from the naturopath.<br><br>
I don't think I would ANY doc near me with a scalpel without a better reason than "inflamed" milk ducts.<br><br>
Hang in there! I hope it gets better for you soon.
 

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They do do surgery for ecstasia? Sorry am nursing with a laptop propped between the chair and table lol. Anyway there is a condition of inflamed ducts that they sometimes remove the ducts but it's rare and usually in menopausal women. I have had the inflamation for 3 weeks now. Still fighting the yeast. I called the doctor to renew my presc. for diflucan. He did but he cut the dose in half. ARGH!! Am I the only one that sees "thrush plus antibiotics=diflucan not working the first time around"? So why would one cut the dose?? The yeast hasn't gotten better!! So I may have to call and gripe some more on Monday. I've decided to ignore the inflamed ducts for a bit and see if it clears up with the yeast...if the yeast clears up. Unfortunately we don't have any naturopaths or natural stores unless I want to drive an hour which I don't. Actually at this time even if I did feel up to it I couldn't due to school schedules and improperly running vehicle. UGH. I have Walgreens ordering some different acidopholis than what they have on the shelves plus some florarestor? Can't remember the name but it's something like that. squirming baby gtg. thanks everyone.
 

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No way. I'd get a whle bunch of opinions before I'd do that! Inflammation can last for a LONG time after infection or injury to your breasts. Being inflamed and infected are not the same thing. I had a long, long bout with mastitis, and the induration in my breasts lasted for many months. Antibiotics wouldn't have made a bit of difference; they were inflamed, not infected.
 
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