I'm new in the forumone month ago I felt a lump under my right armpit which was not big but now it get bigger and I can feel another one I went to the gp last week she sent me to do a scan at the hospital but no letter received till now I'm so scared and anxious. I'm breastfeeding also. How can I deal with fear I thinking about the worst I'm 34 years old and my daughters are still young.
Your nursing breasts may feel lumpy at times. These are most likely plugged milk ducts. A lump that does not get smaller or go away after about a week should be checked by your doctor.
Mastitis is usually the result of a blocked milk duct that hasn't cleared. Some of the milk banked up behind the blocked duct can be forced into nearby breast tissue, causing the tissue to become inflamed. The inflammation is called mastitis.
I noticed it while putting on deodorant, it's kinda painful when I rub it. I've been doing some reading and I've seen it could be a lymph node or milk duct. I don't have any pain in my breast, my nipples get sore when lo latches lazy, just the tip of my nipple but otherwise none. When my milk first came in I had the same thing.
When Jayne Goss noticed a small lump as she breastfed her three-month-old son Raphael, she dismissed it as a blocked milk duct and forgot all about it. Three months later she finally got it checked out, only to learn she had a highly aggressive form of cancer and would need a double mastectomy. Consultant oncologist Alison Jones says this is a common misconception.
I was 34 weeks pregnant with my second son and had already started lactating on my right side when I first noticed a lump in my right breast. While breastfeeding my first son, who was 2 and a half years old by this point, my right breast was my hero boob. But my right side had also developed a clogged duct that turned into an abscess while I was breastfeeding him, and when I noticed a hard spot in the same area around this time, I figured I was dealing with a similar issue.
We all know breast is best for baby. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for six months; followed by continued breastfeeding for at least 12 more months as complementary foods are introduced. The benefits of breast milk for babies are well documented, but did you know breastfeeding is beneficial for moms too?
Along with all the amazing benefits that breastfeeding provides, it can also come with some challenges. Two common concerns for nursing and pumping moms are sore, painful conditions on the breast called plugged or blocked milk ducts and mastitis. Understanding what causes these conditions and how to treat them can help your breastfeeding journey be as easy, and painless, as possible. This will feel like a firm, sore lump in the breast, and may be reddened and warm to the touch.
Back to Your pregnancy and baby guide. There are a number of reasons why you may experience breast pain while you're breastfeeding. Persevering on your own, hoping it will get better, may make matters worse.
F or decades, the medical community and the media have waged an effective awareness campaign about the signs and symptoms of breast cancereducating the public about the importance of diligently monitoring their breasts for lumps. And the tactic has worked. Some, then, may be led to assume that no lump and no tumor mean no cancer, but that may be a dangerous conclusion to draw. Visual changes may be especially key in helping detect breast cancer early.