thread: Shooting/throbbing pain in one breast???

  1. #1
    Registered User

    Sep 2008
    Sydney
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    Shooting/throbbing pain in one breast???

    Hi,

    For the last few feeds I have had shooting/throbbing pains going through 1 breast. Any ideas what it could be? my attachment is fine and I have no damage. The pain is coming and going and isnt just when feeding either.


  2. #2
    Registered User

    Jan 2012
    WA
    420

    I would be a bit concerned about thrush...

  3. #3
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jan 2006
    11,633

    maybe thrush, or some other kind of infection. Might be best to get checked out my your nurse, GP or an LC. If you can rule out thrush, it might be worth getting a swab to check for staph or something like that.

  4. #4

    May 2008
    Melbourne, Vic
    8,631

    How does the breast look? Any other physical symptoms on the breast itself? Redness, lumps?

    How do you feel? Any other symptoms in yourself?

  5. #5
    Registered User

    Sep 2008
    Sydney
    1,413

    Everything looks normal! No redness no lumps. I am sure its not mastitis as I have had that before with my DD. I feel fine apart from the pain. I have booked an appoint to see my GP tomorrow. Hope I can get some answers.

    I thought of thrush but I have no white spots and can't see any on DS either

  6. #6

    May 2008
    Melbourne, Vic
    8,631

    How did you guess I was thinking mastitis?

    It's good that you're seeing the GP tomorrow. But if they don't help, maybe try the hospital or wherever you had DS? Do they have access to lactation consultants?

    Hope you can get some answers xx

  7. #7
    Registered User

    Jul 2008
    summer street
    2,708

    I had/have thrush with no white spots in ds mouth or any other symptoms except shooting pains. Does it go through to your back?

    Look up 'thrush in lactation' at the royal women's hospital website. The info is prepared by dr Lisa Amir who did a phd in breast and nipple thrush. It has everything you need to know, and you might need to direct your to there if it is thrush because she knows everything!!!!

  8. #8
    Registered User

    Oct 2005
    North Queensland
    2,528

    Let down??