tt makes it difficult to latch. In cases of a poor latch that are not related to tt, It can certainly happen for latch to be more painful on one side than the other due to a moms natural assymetry and/or positioning factors. So I suspect it could also be the same if a baby is tt. Lets put it this way, I would think it much more likely that tt affect one side than for thrush to affect only one side. Also, if I read your post correctly, both nipples are affected but one is much worse? I think that could be consistent wiht tt. Certainly your LC's thought so and presumably they actually examined baby's mouth and know what to look for. there are 4 recognised forms of toungue tie and unfortunately many pediatricians are not familiar with them all.
Would tt affect only one breast? I suppose I would think it would affect both breasts. I have had blisters to my right breast as well, which I believe would be telling of tongue tie? I called my pediatrician today to talk with her about it, and I think I will go ahead with the clip. After all, it is worth a shot after all of this time! I am pretty much willing to try anything to make bf'ing work.
Should I be concerned about the redness to my nipple and areola? What could be causing that?