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    Default Mastitis :(

    Great, I am pretty sure I have mastitis.

    I've been engorged for the past 2 days and today I expressed it all out as I jut couldn't handle the pain and fullness anymore, but I've been feeling light headed and achy all day and this Arvo it's got worse

    I feel like I'm getting a fever but my temp is still down 37.2.

    What do I do? Do I leave it till tomorrow or do I go to emergency at the hospital? Pretty sure my doc is closed now

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    Can you feel a lump? Express in the shower from the lump towards the nipple, hot washer before a feed and lots of water. My dr said second time round mastitis is more common as you are more tired and rundown. Hope you can clear it.

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    Thanks there is a small lump but most of the engorgement is gone for now.

    Bub is about to have a feed so that will prob get rid of the lump but it's more the body aches etc that I'm worried about


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    Go to the dr and get some antibiotics!!!!! If you are getting aches now it will only get worse overnight! Mastitis is one of those things you have to act on rather than waiting it out to see what happens. I bf dd till she was 2.5 yrs so I've had my fare share

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    Do you have an oncall locum dr that can come to your home?

    This is the site for the perth service and it's totally bulk billed http://www.afterhoursmedical.com.au

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    If no fever then it's likely no infection present- it could be a plugged duct from what you described- it could even be that with a flu or cold coming on.
    http://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/mother/mastitis/ this has good info.

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    Thanks all, I feel a bit feverish and I checked my temp but I bought one of those 1 second thermometers which cost me almost $100 and every time I use it it gives me a different temp! Stupid thing i did it in each ear and one minute it says 37.2 and the next it will say 37.9 etc...




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    In ear thermometers aren't very accurate. Do you have an oral one?

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    Is there any redness or hotness. I would try to get to see someone just to be on the safe side. Hope you feel better soon.

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    Thanks everyone I am feeling better today. No more aches and the lumps have mostly gone.




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