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enorged (?) top half of right boob!?

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shouldIbecrossaboutthis Fri 30-Nov-12 08:51:34

I'm 28, about 2 years ago I went to drs about a lump in my right boob. After a biopsy they decided it was "fatty tissue".

My baby is 8 weeks old & I'm breast feeding. He has been sleeping through the night for about 1.5 weeks now so I thought the engorgement was under control.

Anyway, woke up this morning, was due to feed on left but right side was so hard; where I had been lying in the night when I sat up it kept it's shape from the lying down position, one side really flat!

I fed from the right and the bottom half feels normal but the top half all around my lump is rock hard. I'd say it's a good 8cm diameter of hardness. It's not hot/red & doesn't hurt but is a touch uncomfy.

Is this lump related or engorgement?

Any help, because it's Friday today, which means no Dr for the next 2 days!

Oodthunkit Fri 30-Nov-12 08:58:48

Could be blocked. Try massage and warm flannel on it.

Is it red/hot/painful? Do you feel ok?

PoppyWearer Fri 30-Nov-12 09:07:48

Yes, try the hot flannel or cold savoy cabbage leaves, or I also recommend the Breast Nurse cold packs you can buy in some Boots.

See your doc ASAP. I once had to have a blocked cut lanced, instant relief!

Good luck.

shouldIbecrossaboutthis Fri 30-Nov-12 09:10:08

Thanks Oodthunkit, I feel fine and it's not red/hot/painful. When I massage it, it does feel a bit uncomfortable but not really sore.

I've been massaging and using a hot compress pack since 7am.

Should I express do you think? Or will that make it worse?

shouldIbecrossaboutthis Fri 30-Nov-12 09:15:38

PoppyWearer, do you really think see the GP/Nurse? I don't know if I'm worrying over nothing? I will die of embarrassment if they tell me I'm just engorged & need to toughen up!

PoppyWearer Sat 01-Dec-12 15:44:02

Yes, see someone if it's no better on Monday. Mine became a hard lump and I actually ended up having to go to the hospital breast clinic for ultrasounds before it was finally lanced.

shouldIbecrossaboutthis Mon 03-Dec-12 08:47:53

It's a giant lump, off to breast clinic this week sad.

Bock Mon 03-Dec-12 23:05:07

I think you are more likely to get a blocked duct if you have had breast surgery or a biopsy so it could well be a blockage. Good luck with it...

Angelico Mon 03-Dec-12 23:59:11

Hope you're okay. Interestingly I had a breast lump removed and had issues for a few weeks with blocked ducts on the same boob. Always in same place, a whole chain of blocked ducts right up to breastbone. Was fucking agony!

Anyway if they recur I will be referred back to clinic as a precautionary thing (due an annual review anyway) as rarely it can be a sign of something more sinister. It's great you're being seen so quickly thanks

And if it turns out to just be blocked ducts causing it I found it helpful to:

take shitloads of Ibuprofen and paracetamol so you can feed and massage
take lecithin supplements (3 a day when ducts blocked, plus I take the odd one when I remember on random days)
hot bath and a wide toothed comb.

shouldIbecrossaboutthis Tue 04-Dec-12 19:33:22

It's gone, it just went today :/

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