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I've got mastitis again haven't i?!

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duzzlightyearsmum Fri 14-Nov-14 14:26:55

Felt fine when I got up. Pain started to creep in to left breast all morning. Now feel very achey all over like when you've got flu/terrible cold but haven't got either.

I feel quite warm in myself arm no fever as yet. I should phone my gp shouldn't I? Xxx

tywysogesgymraeg Fri 14-Nov-14 14:30:30

Yes. I had mastitis and ignored it. Eventually after ABs and then stronger ABs, I ended up in hospital having an abcess drained under GA.

Phone your GP!!!

duzzlightyearsmum Fri 14-Nov-14 14:31:11

I thought as much but hate wasting their time. Thanks for your reply I'll phone now

stargirl1701 Fri 14-Nov-14 14:31:42

Yes! My first bout I ended up with sepsis and an 8 day stay in hospital. Phone please x

duzzlightyearsmum Fri 14-Nov-14 14:33:54

Just phoned and there are no appointments available do I phone 111?

tywysogesgymraeg Fri 14-Nov-14 14:50:07

Do you think you'd be OK to wait until early next week? What's the earliest appt they can offer?

Our surgery ofers telephone appointments - GP will sometimes prescribe over the phone, particularly for recurring things, or call you in for an emergency appt.

stargirl1701 Fri 14-Nov-14 14:52:20

Ask for a telephone appt.

5madthings Fri 14-Nov-14 14:54:30

Well you may nerd to see ooh order if gp can phone you and prescribe antibiotics.

But you can treat mastitis without antibiotics. Feed lots, express if you can and baby won't feed. Comb the breast, and compresses can all help. Have a look on kellymom.

I cleared mastitis several times without antibiotics but you are best to have them at home just in case as mastitis can be very nasty.

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