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Who's had mastitis or other pp infections? *UPDATE*

So my VBAC was last Monday and I've been taking the ibuprofen pretty consistently since then. I missed a dose on Sat and had the chills-had a temp of 100.5. Took the ibuprofen and felt fine. Missed another dose last night and had the chills again-temp was 100.2. I called my OB this morning and she wants me to d/c the ibuprofen to see what my fever does-and if it persists, she wants to see me this afternoon or tomorrow morning. She thinks it might be a low lying mastitis that hasnt reared its head yet. But I have no other symptoms of it-my nipples are a little sore, but nothing out of the ordinary-no clogged ducts, pain, streaking, etc. Has anyone had anything like this before?

 UPDATE: So my temp stayed normal unti 3pm then it spiked up to 101. I called the doc and they want to see me tomorrow morning. I'm guessing they'll treat me for mastitis-I assume the med is safe to take while BFing? Does it affect your supply or the baby or anything? 

Re: Who's had mastitis or other pp infections? *UPDATE*

  • I had mastitis, and it was everything you described.  Pain, fever, chills.  The ibuprofen might be masking the pain as well.  Doesn't hurt to get checked out, good luck! 
  • I dont think that sounds like mastitis..i would be more concerned about some other infection, uterine or otherwise..

    After Eve was born (within hours, before i left L&D). I had a fever and a racing  pulse.. the residents at the hospital told me it was an infection and gave me iv antibiotics, when i talked to my dr the next day she said it could have just been my bodys reaction to the "trauma" of L&D. my b/w all came back normal so they dont know why it happened.

     

    I did have mastitis when Natalie was 8 days old but it was pretty obvious. I had a sore boob and a wicked headache (like the worst headache ever) and my temp went from like 99.9 to 102 in a matter of an hour, even with ibuprofen.

    Hopefully your OB can figure out whats up, or at least an antibiotic will make you feel better.

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  • Last Sunday I was diagnosed with mastitis, had a pink achy breast, and a fever. But that Friday and Saturday I was taking ibuprofen bc I had a headache that I thought was due to not enough sleep and at night I was freezing and couldn't get warm. Looking back, it was probably bc of a fever. With my previous bouts of mastitis with Ellie, they hit me like a ton of bricks. But this one snuck up on me slower.
  • image meryltheresa:
    I had mastitis, and it was everything you described.  Pain, fever, chills.  The ibuprofen might be masking the pain as well.  Doesn't hurt to get checked out, good luck! 

     

    This exactly.

  • With my mastitis I definitely had the red, sore breast to go with the fever, chills, basically felt like absolute death.

    I hope they figure it out soon!

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