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Red line on breast

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dublinmom Mon 15-Nov-10 19:35:39

I've got a red -- well, pink really --line on my breast. I just noticed it today. My breast does hurt, but then it hurts anyway (am just getting over thrush/cracked nipples/vasospasm/frequent feeds to boost milk supply).

I don't feel a hard lump at the end of it, bt could it be a blocked dct? What should I do?

Really don't fancy getting mastitis!

fidelma Mon 15-Nov-10 21:34:30

sounds like mastitis to me.Get in the shower, massage with a cloth/hand or soap whatever is easiest.Feed from that side lots.Work hard. You need to clear it.Rest and eat well.
Come back if you need more adivce.If it is there tomorrow I would go to your GP. x

CarGirl Mon 15-Nov-10 21:36:12

sounds like mastitis to me too, if you look very carefully can you see another line so it looks like a V shape???

I caught mine very early and didn't feel unwell tbh - well with a 5 day old baby and engorged breasts you don't usually feel fantastic tbh.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Mon 15-Nov-10 21:36:46

Mastitis. If it is still there in the morning then go to the GP and get some ABs.

Tonight work to clear it by feeding, hot flannels etc.

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