Boob on fire

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GetOnMyNerves Tue 08-Dec-20 22:30:19

Having issues with my right boob. Currently feels like it's on fire and just wondering if anyone else has had this and it's not turned out to be a serious problem?
I spoke to the GP yesterday and I will be seeing her on 22nd.
It's not hot to touch, doesn't look any different to normal. Just feels slightly tender to touch and going into the armpit. Feels more like a pulled muscle but I don't know how?
Currently got an issue with the shoulder same side and the nipple also feels on fire. But then it's not always there. I'm just trying not to over worry 😔

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Poorlykitten Tue 08-Dec-20 22:37:39


HollowTalk Tue 08-Dec-20 22:47:12

Are you breastfeeding or menopausal?

GetOnMyNerves Tue 08-Dec-20 22:53:28

Neither. I'm 30 and no other issues.

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Poorlykitten Tue 08-Dec-20 22:57:32

Women who are not breastfeeding can still get mastitis...

GetOnMyNerves Wed 09-Dec-20 09:50:02

@Poorlykitten sorry I didn't realise this! I've called the doctors again this morning and waiting for a call back.

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Poorlykitten Wed 09-Dec-20 09:53:24

Hope you get a diagnosis! (And feel better soon.) x

GetOnMyNerves Wed 09-Dec-20 15:53:01

Thank you! I saw the doctor. She also thinks mastitis. Shes given me antibiotics and some naproxen and I've got to go back in 4 weeks.

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Poorlykitten Wed 09-Dec-20 18:09:49

Should clear up in no time! Fingers crossed. Can make you feel really awful so I do sympathise.

Madvixen Wed 09-Dec-20 18:12:20

Fellow non breast feeding mastitis sufferer here and I feel your pain (literally as I'm having a bout at the moment).

I hope the antibiotics give you some relief. A warm flannel on the boob can be a nice pain reliever as can a hot bath

GetOnMyNerves Wed 09-Dec-20 19:43:20

I was slightly amazed she said it was that as to look or touch there appears to be absolutely nothing wrong. I'd have thought it involved the boob being hot and swollen and me having a temp but I feel completely fine other than the boob feels like it's on fire!

I took the 1st antibiotic at 3:30 after a sandwich and felt sick for a few hours after 😫

I took the 1st naproxen around 630 but made no difference as of yet.

I did have a hot bath and it relieved things temporarily. I've got a wheat bag so I'm going to warm that up and hope it keeps the burning at bay.

@Madvixen sorry to hear this is something you're experiencing regularly 😔

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katscamel Wed 09-Dec-20 20:10:05

I've had a recurring abscess for a year .... not mastitis and have been seeing a consultant and getting it drained. Unfortunately moved overseas for work so couldn't get treatment and now I've one back to the UK and moved to a different part of the country so need to try and get referred elsewhere.
Hopefully your antibiotics will work but keep an eye on it and if it gets any worse get back to the dr and ask for a referral you do not want to go through the crap I have to put up with.

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