I've been nursing for 17 months now. We've had a pretty good nursing relationship thus far. I've been having nagging problem with one of my breasts for about two months now. At that point we were nursing about 2-3 times a day. First it started with what looked like a milk bleb. I tried everything, compresses, warm showers, nursing more often, starting on that side, different positions, etc. The bleb finally went away but still (2 months later) there is a spot where you can see an unhealed hole.
The past week or two I've been having shooting pains in my breast to varying intensities. Last night it felt like barbed wire up in there. Just recently we went down to 2 nursings per day and within the last day or so only 1 per day. I went to the dr because I freaked out one day I noticed a large raised area after she nursed. It was about 1/2 inch to an inch. Of course I go to the dr and she does a breast exam and says everything's fine. And I say, well it hurts like hell, it's not normal. She again says its fine and writes me off.
Tonight, I looked at my breast closely after our night nursing. I notice 3-5 of the large raised lumps around my aereola and what looked like puckered/dimpled skin. Of course it has me freaking out that I have breast cancer or something. It doesn't hurt quite as bad tonight but I popped a preemptive advil.
Anyone have any ideas? Recommendations on what type of dr to go next for help? I really don't want to go back to my same ob/gyn b/c I think she'll just blow it off again.
Thanks for taking the time to read this long post and for your ideas. I would love to wean my daughter more slowly but I really can't take the barbed wire feeling!