I have been exclusively breastfeeding for the last seven months with minimal problems. I've had a number of plugged ducts which my baby was able to nurse away succesfully each time so I know what plugged duct feels like. Since Saturday (3 days ago) I could feel that my breasts were a bit sore (which is unusual). No shooting pain or anything but just dull pain that isn't very noticeable.
It kind of feel like that sensation when after the plugged duct goes away the feeling of relief after having pressure for so long (does this even make sense?!?!). If anything it feels a little warm but nothing too terrible. I've read up on symptoms of mastitis and thrush and neither fits the bill.
No redness on the breasts
No noticeable tear or abnormal signs on the nipples
Nipples feel sensitive and hurts to the touch
Surrounding areola feels a bit swollen but nothing too obvious (could be my imagination)
it just kind of hurts...not a shooting pain
More like a pulsating pain but dull
What could this be!?! I called my obgyn and instead of giving me an emergency appt, she prescribed antibiotics without even having seen me or speaking to me directly.
Any help would be appreciated! Thank you!