Abscess after breastfeeding

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945369 tn?1320833037 I had to undergo emergency surgery to remove the pus and collected milk. My doctor tells me to continue breastfeeding but the baby still doesnt drink milk , i have not fed her formula for 12 hours but she is still not hungry enough to empty my breast :( I am considering taking medication for suppression for breast milk. The surgical wound is still open and will take another 4 days to heal at least. It is leaking pus and milk all the time.
Avatar m tn I have recently had a lump in my breast, and i must point out that i arent breastfeeding and i am only 18, it was very sore and very big. my whole boob swelled but there was nothing physical on the skin. the lump hurt and my whole boob felt warm and was about twice as big as the other. i visited my GP who examined it and said it was a abscess inside my boob, and gave me a week antibiotics, 12 tablets a day to try and get rid. i had to go back 3 days later for some pain relief too.
Avatar n tn 5% of breastfeeding mothers develop an abscess. [edit] Nonpuerperal The term nonpuerperal mastitis describes inflammatory lesions of the breast occurring unrelated to pregnancy and breastfeeding. This article includes description of mastitis as well as various kinds of mammary abscesses. Skin related conditions like dermatitis and foliculitis are a separate entity.
Avatar n tn They wouldnt give it to me while I was breastfeeding, completely done Breastfeeding. I dont know if things have changed, but it either wasnt safe, or they didnt know enough about it. I would ask your OB or the baby's pediatrician. As for the red spot, it sounds like the starts of mastitis, which if I am remembering right is an infection of the milk ducts. You need an antibiotic to clear it up and if not treated you will start to get flu like symptoms along with it.
Avatar n tn But as for catching the flu, in the ER you can catch anything b/c my symptoms started that evening after being there that morning.
Avatar n tn (and there are different generic forms of it) that you can put on your nipples after feeding. Its like a gel patch, very soothing, you can even put them in the fridge for extra cooling effect. Could you have yeast in your nipples? That happens sometimes. Infants normally have some yeast in their mouths (you can't see it unless there's a problem) and if your nipples are traumatized, the yeast can get in the cracks of the nipples and cause pain.
Avatar f tn I had my left fallopian tube and ovary surgically removed 17 days ago as I had a very severe infection due to a large abscess on the fallopain tube and ovary. I am 40 and gave birth to my 5th child 11 weeks ago. I had been exclusively breastfeeding my baby until she was 8 weeks old and I was taken into hospital and have since had to stop.
Avatar n tn When I went back for my 4 wk checkup the doctor asked me a lot of questions, one was if I had a period and I told him yes. He then informed me that some women do have periods after a hysterectomy. AFTER HAVING A 2ND PERIOD SINCE SURGERY I AM WONDERING IF THIS IS NORMAL OR NOT????? Everyone says it isn't.
Avatar f tn Thx =) abscess of the areolar gland?o.o i never breastfeeding before >< but the lump was 1 cm like tat..
Avatar n tn When a cyst becomes infected it then becomes an abscess and I wonder if after the course of antibiotics is completed if your Dr. might consider sending you to a Surgeon regarding removal of this cyst. It would be good for the abscess to drain and I would think that should be encouraged possibly with warm packs to the area. You should ck. with your Dr. though before trying any additional treatment. I don't think a consultation with a Breast Surgeon would be out of order.
Avatar m tn Hi ladies, I'm glad I found this group and other ladies that can relate to this rare condition. I am a new mom with a 10 month old baby and I'm currently breastfeeding. My GM story began in January when I noticed a lump on my right breast at about 10 o'clock. I thought it was a clogged duct since I had previously gotten one and was able to massage it away.
Avatar n tn Hi, Mastitis is a breast infection and you have to make sure to take all of the prescribed antibiotics to keep the infection from returning a few days or weeks later. If your breast is still painful, after you have taken all the antibiotics prescribed,you should call your health care provider without delay in case a different antibiotic is needed to cure the infection. Ignoring mastitis can cause complications that can lead to breast abscess, which may require surgery to drain the abscess.
Avatar f tn My younger daughter was approaching her second birthday and I'd stopped breastfeeding 6 months ago (I have two children and I'm 31). I attended an out of hours GP the next day and obtained antibiotics. The next day, my entire breast was an angry red colour and hugely swollen. I went back to the GP who referred me to hospital. An ultrasound scan showed an abscess which was drained and I was admitted for a 48 hour course of IV antibiotics.
Avatar f tn My youngest is 4 so I'm not breastfeeding. I had two rounds of antibiotics that resolved all symptoms, but I still have a large area of my breast that remains hard. It goes away almost completely with heat and massage, but ends up getting hard again. It's not as hard as before and it seems like it is a smaller area, but it's still a large area of the breast. My ultrasound only showed swollen tissue. How long until the hard area will resolve?
Avatar n tn There are a lot of different views on this subject! I personally am 32 weeks pregnant with my 7th child (all born via cesarean delivery), my youngest son is 13 months, I still breastfeed him twice in a 24 hour period. Usually in the morning and before bed time. My first 8 weeks of this pregnancy, my son wasn't completely interested in feeding. Breast milk can tend to have a sour flavor the first few weeks. This taste generally tends to disappear around about 12+ weeks.
Avatar m tn new, unusual, or changing lumps in the breast; nipple abscess or nipple discharge not related to breastfeeding, especially a brown or bloody discharge; or bleeding from the nipple. If your nipple pain is persistent or causes you concern, seek prompt medical care.
Avatar f tn How many months/years after stopping breastfeeding did you experience your first symptoms of IGM? 9. Select the doctors/services involved with your care. Family Practice Doctor Breast Specialist Wound Care Pathologist Rheumatologist Infectious Disease Oncologist Nutritionist Other: ________________________ 10. Did your doctor have experience with IGM? 11. Were you misdiagnosed? 12. Were you diagnosed with abscess? 13. Were you treated for abscess? Were you lanced/packed? 14.
Avatar f tn she confirmed what u told me, it’s an infection(small abscess) gave me Antibiotics (Flucloxacillin) the lump went down after it’s was pop out 2 days ago.
Avatar n tn She developed mastitis from breastfeeding. The mastitis turned into a large abscess inside of the breast. She had an outpatient surgical procedure done but over the course of a week the pain worsened and an ultrsound revealed several more abscesses that had spread and grown. This time she wad admitted to the hospital. The abscess turned out to be a severe staph infection. She has a history of MRSA, but a culture of the bacteria shows they are not related.
Avatar m tn Fibrocystic breast disease Premenstrual syndrome, cyclic mastalgia Normal hormonal fluctuations Onset of puberty or menopause Pregnancy Breastfeeding (nursing) Estrogen therapy Chest wall tenderness (costochondritis) Injury to the breast (trauma, after breast surgery) Shingles (pain is only in 1 breast, usually accompanied by a rash) Use of certain medications such as digoxin (Lanoxin), methyldopa (Aldomet), spironolactone (Aldactone), oxymetholone (Anadrol), and chlorprom
Avatar f tn It almost feels like mastitis, which I have had before from previous breastfeeding, but my daughter is now 15 months old, and I stopped breastfeeding her a year and 2 months ago. I am just wondering if anyone else has had this problem, and what it might be. It is a shocking fast moving burning/stinging sensation that stops me in my tracks every time, and makes me afraid to move until it starts to go away. Right now its been constant for an hour at least, the burning pain, but not too bad.
Avatar f tn Dont stop breastfeeding!!!! The best thing you can do is nurse like crazy on the side that hurts. I've had the same thing you're having....3 times!! Its awful. Fever of over 101, chills then sweats, pain (and redness) in one breast, and migraine headache too.....I took tylenol to reduce fever and nursed a LOT. All three times the fever susided within 24-36 hours and so did the pain. It is a blocked duct or mastitis. It will improve.....I know how you feel, and hope you feel better asap!!
Avatar f tn Has anyone had to deal with mastitis and or breast abscess? I had my baby last week and I've either got mastitis or breast abscesses AGAIN /: i was trying to pump but i can't deal with the pain anymore yet I'm scared to stop >< did anyone give up or stop breastfeeding/pumping? What was your outcome?
Avatar f tn I hope you get a better and more comprehensive answer than this from some other poster! Also, try posting over in the breastfeeding forum on this site. Good luck!
Avatar f tn I started having problems with my periods again so my new Doctors said as it only had a five year life, I should have a new one fitted. Shortly after this was done I got - wot they said, was my first 'abscess' in my right breast! Over a period of about two years my periods got much more heavy and painful, until I couldn't put up with it anymore. I was sure I had been given 'a faulty mirena coil'!
1702100 tn?1307230924 cyst relocated itself to another place after the old one was about to heal... I refused to be cut again...so I'm now on Steriod. Steriod works like wonder.....it shrinks the cyst immediatly. However, once I'm off, the flare up comes back.....so annoying.....I'm already on my 3rd round with steriods....if not get anybetter after this one, my doc won't give me anymore steriod....
Avatar f tn Hi - I got GM 7 years after I stopped breastfeeding my third child. During mammograms after my second child (2 years after my first child) and after my third child (5 years after my second child) milk would be squished out of the breast 1-2 years after I had stopped breastfeeding. After my second child I had to go to a breast surgeon who taught me how to get rid of the lumps that had developed in one breast (that breast, years later, is where the GM developed).
4628530 tn?1369112686 Now that I know that inflammation is due to imbalance of hormones, I stay in tune with that. However, just a few days ago, I had another abscess come open after about two weeks of nothing. The Dr. said it would take about 3 months for the meds to show improvement and about 6 months to see if it has gone into remission.