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My right boob hurts, but I can't figure out why. It's kind of a dull ache, and fairly localized. There's no visible bruising or any other kind of mark, and I can't feel anything odd inside my boob.
Mastitis? Clogged duct? What do you think?
I had mastitis about a month ago. It began with a strong ache in my breast in a particular spot around 4pm. I continued to nurse regularly. I woke up at 1am with serious chills and shaking, pulled on my robe over my pjs and threw on another blanket. After I felt less shaky, I nursed the baby. My breast seriously hurt at this point. I slept fitfully until 4am and nursed her again. I couldn't go back to sleep, so I called the dr service at my ob/gyn (it was a sunday) at 7am. Because I had the shaking to bring the fever up overnight, I felt very sore and achy all over the next day, just like the flu. I had my prescription and started taking it at 10am. My fever was 101 all day until about 6pm when it spiked to 103. I brought it down by striping off layers and using cold cloths on my face and neck. The entire next day I ran a 101 fever but had a touch more energy. The breast pain was most intense the first day and just a bit less so the second day. By the third day, the fever was gone and the pain was there but less intense.
I continued to nurse regularly through all this, and we made it through. But I NEVER want to experience it again!
This sounds awful.
Ok. I think I'll let it go through the night and call my doctor in the morning if it's not any better.