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Is it possible to have Mastitis type symptoms when you haven't breastfed for a couple of years?

(8 Posts)
Amapoleon Tue 03-Nov-09 21:35:58

I feel like I have the onset of mastitis but haven't breast fed for a couple of years. My boob is tender and my nipple is rock hard and looks slightly swollen and inverted on one side.

BrigitBigKnickers Tue 03-Nov-09 21:47:02

Yes. I had this about 4 years after having finished BF. Really rock hard and hot. I was on holiday at the time so didn't get any AB from the doctor.

ABout 6 weeks later I had a yucky black discharge (sorry if TMI) which terrified the life out of me. I was terrified it was a sign of something sinister. Luckily we have private health cover and I was seen and had all the tests within a few days and they showed this was the remains of the infection that had found its way out. The specialist advised me to get ABs very quickly if it happened again which thankfully it didn't

I really would advise you to go to the doctor to get it checked.

Amapoleon Tue 03-Nov-09 21:59:00

Thank you, I must admit I was veering towards sinister.

You can get mastitus at any time afaik.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Wed 04-Nov-09 04:48:44

you MUSTget this checked out though!

red37 Wed 04-Nov-09 06:02:44

I had this after 2 mc's, I thought it was something sinister, gp placed me on AB.

Gp seems to think I may have a kink in one of my milk ducts as the infection is in the same place, but felt unnecessary to refer me further only if it happens a third time.

Amapoleon Wed 04-Nov-09 11:19:22

Thanks I will go to the drs, last time I had it I left it and it was horrendous. To be honest I think I should have probably been drained. I don't think my nipple has ever recovered.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Wed 04-Nov-09 12:47:27

Glad you are getting seen, hope it goes well. smile

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