Breast abscess from breastfeeding

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945369 tn?1320833037 The hind milk left over for days caused severe breast engorgement and breast abcess. 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.
Avatar n tn I don't have brusing, just a small scar BUT the breast that had the abscess is definitely a cup smaller than my other breast and the abscess side produces a lot less milk.
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 From what I understand it usually is in only one breast not both but it can happen..Any other symptoms???? Vomitting, cough, just seeing if it is the flu?? Been near anyone with the flu?
Avatar n tn 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. Please call your doctor if the pain does not subside. All the best...
Avatar n tn Yeah, I just had Mastitis and mine was just on one breast. I only had pain in one part of my left breast, and I'm sure mine was because of a clogged milk duct. I am still on antiobiotics until tomorrow, and the pain went away within 2 days of taking the meds. Its a good thing you called so quickly, because I'm pretty sure the antiobiotics would only make the yeast worse! Good luck! Hopefully the new meds work out for you!
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 Hi shalu4, First of all I am very glad to know that thank God you don't have breast cancer... Breast infection can also occur in women who are not breastfeeding.In postmenopausal women, breast infections may be associated with inflammation of the ducts. Also hormonal changes in the body can cause the milk ducts to become clogged with dead skin cells and debris.These clogged ducts make the breast more prone to bacterial infection.
1561448 tn?1294907971 Hi, Mastitis is a benign (non-cancerous) breast condition that usually occurs in breastfeeding women,but can also happen to women who are not. Your doctor may prescribe antibiotics again to clear up the infection. Once you've had mastitis in the past, you're more likely to get it again.If you have developed an abscess it usually requires surgical drainage.To avoid this complication, talk to your doctor as soon as you develop signs or symptoms of mastitis. Take care and best wishes....
4628530 tn?1369112686 Congrats for the new baby girl! and happy that you are able to breastfeed, I remember other posts saying that they were able to breastfeed only with the healthy breast. Take care!
Avatar n tn I don't know how long you have been on antibiotics but you might ask about breast feeding while taking them too. 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.
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 AFTER MY SON WAS ABOUT 2 MONTHS OLD I STOPPED BREASTFEEDING HIM. JULY 2009 I NOTICED A TINY LUMP IN MY BREAST BUT BY THE TIME I WAS GOING TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO SEE A DOCTOR, MY MEDICAID WAS CUT OFF. SINCE IT WAS CUT OFF I ENDED NOT GOING BECAUSE I COULDNT AFFORD IT AND JUST THOUGHT WELL MAYBE THE TINY LUMP WAS NOTHING. A MONTH PAST AND IT GREW LARGER AND LARGER.BY JANUARY THE LUMP IN MY BREAST TRIPLED IN SIZE AND CAUSE ONE OF MY BREAST TO GROW LARGER AND LARGER.
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 I have this problem as well but it's above the right breast and in the right shoulder blade area. It feels like it goes right through from front to back. I first noticed it after I moved something extremely heavy, but it doesn't go away. I haven't had a mammogram in years and it's scary. And the stress in my life is almost crushing - I wake up hyperventilating, but it's been that way for years. This pain is relatively new.
Avatar f tn Hi. According to the Surveillance, Epidmiology, and End Results (SEER) data, there was no breast cancer diagnosed under the age 20 years from 2001-2005. The median age at diagnosis was 61 years of age. The tender lump in your areola could be a localized infection like an abscess of the areolar gland. Please consult your doctor for proper evaluation. Take care.
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 Did use a breast pump? YES 8. How many months/years after stopping breastfeeding did you experience your first symptoms of IGM? 5.5 YEARS 9. Select the doctors/services involved with your care. Family Practice Doctor Breast Specialist Wound Care Pathologist Rheumatologist Infectious Disease 10. Did your doctor have experience with IGM? NO 11. Were you misdiagnosed? YES 12. Were you diagnosed with abscess? YES 13. Were you treated for abscess? Were you lanced/packed? YES 14.
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 f tn So, I started getting the chills today, with a huge pain on my right breast, so big I feel dizzy. I called my obgyn and he prescribed something for me to stop breasfeeding...The thing is that I just dont want to give up. I have been crying all day feeling down, and feeling I have done things wrong. Thank God that I was able to reach the Liga de la Leche (this is the name in spanish).
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 Two days later I have a new abscess/inflammation which I'm guessing from reading this board is likely from aggravating by doing biopsy. At my results appointment she walked in and said its fine it's just mastitis. It will heal and got ready to leave at which point I asked her to look at the breast because the infection was back. Again thinking I need more antibiotics. She looked at the breast then back at the biopsy paperwork and said oh it's granulomatous, interesting.
Avatar n tn If you can find this book I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT!!!!!!!!! It is called the Womanly Art of Breastfeeding. It is from the La Leche League. I have the 6th revised edition (do not know if it is the latest or not) but look into that if you can. It has helped me tremendously. Good Luck and let us know how things go.
Avatar f tn I had a discharge from this IGM breast both before and after nursing, as well. Not a lot, but I had none from the other breast. This breast had always had a somewhat inverted nipple even before I was ever pregnant. What did the dr tell you to do to get rid of lumps? I never noticed lumps before but my myofascial release lady recently gave me some suggestions on trying to open up ducts and eliminate blockage in the breast tissue.
Avatar f tn Hi, I am 38 and I have two boys 10 and 8; I breastfeeding them for around a year to each one. My Dr found the GM one year ago and I had had abcesses each three months I donot why but is each three month and in the same side of my right breast. I had been in a treatment with prednisone and Methotrexate for one year but the abscess goes away and comes back, so I guess that the medicine is not working in my body, at less not for the GM, b/c is killing me with the side effects.
1702100 tn?1307230924 Last month my OBGYN sent me to have a mammogram, ultrasound and then the Radiologist suggested a biopsy. The results from the biopsy were that I have GM--on each breast. Now the OBGYN doesn't know where to send me next! She said maybe a Rheumatologist? I plan on reading through the questions already presented on here and perhaps these topics have already been addressed, but in the meantime I have a few questions. 1. Does seeing a Rheumatologist seem like the next, best step? 2.
Avatar f tn Hi there, I am pretty sure I am getting an abscess. I went to see my doc last week and he did an ultra scan and did not see any fluid behind the redness and slight lump. It is also not very painful, however, there is definitely a red lump and the skin is peeling on it. Underneath the skin it looks slightly white ish. What do you think? Do you think I need to back to my docs? Is there anything I can do to help it?
1551642 tn?1294355534 I was also trying to breast-feed using my non-infected breast, and not having much success. I couldn't pump anything out of the infected breast, so although breast milk kept flowing out of the incisions, the milk ducts in the infected breast kept filling up and causing tons of pain. I was eventually advised by my surgeon to stop breastfeeding so the ducts would stop filling up. I hated this advice, but it made sense (especially because we hoped that I would start healing once that happened).