All day yesterday I had really painful lumps in my breasts which I know were blocked milk ducts. Come 7pm, I had a fever, crazy aches and pain, vomiting and a sore red spot. I know these are symptoms of mastitis, so I fed Bub like the world was ending and managed to clear most of the blockages but I'm still in a lot of pain, red spot still there, feels like I've been nipple crippled.
Anyway I took myself to the doctor today, he was about 70 and very old school. He told me I'd three quarters cured myself and he'd give me the antibiotics as a precaution but not to take them as there doesn't appear to be an abscess.
I still feel like crap, should I just take them? Has anyone else had their mastitis clear on its own?
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18-07-2016 14:50 #1
18-07-2016 15:15 #2
Have to still got a fever? If it was me (and I have been there many times) I would be taking the antibiotics.
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18-07-2016 15:20 #3
Fever is gone and breasts are mostly soft, still just achy and chest feels really bruised.
18-07-2016 15:47 #4Senior Member
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Your breast can feel quite sore/ bruised for a few days after a blockage. If it were me I would take the antibiotics. I had mastitis 6 times and it is the worst thing ever- I seem to continuity get it a few times as they said it wasn't completely gone the infection even if I felt the blockage gone.
Hope your feeling better soon
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18-07-2016 17:55 #5
I'd take the AB...
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18-07-2016 18:27 #6
I cleared my last one on my own and after that I never got it again. I still felt quite crappy a day or 2 after I cleared it and have a lump which is tender now 16 months on. Personally I'd wait especially after all that work you did to clear it also because the abs will work very fast if you do start to feel worse and thirdly because like the doc said no abscess (you'd be bedridden if there were) plus I hate the side effects of abs on poor Bub. Good luck hope you feel better soon
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18-07-2016 19:04 #7
I'd take the antibiotics. For me, it doesn't seem worse risking the mastitis taking hold again or worsening.
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18-07-2016 19:17 #8Senior Member
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18-07-2016 19:25 #9
The aches have started to go and I feel better without taking them. I might give it a day or two and see. I bought them anyway so if I need to I'll take them.
18-07-2016 19:26 #10
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