LO is 10 weeks old. Last week I pumped too much one day & wore a tight bra & woke up Tuesday super engorged. By noon I had a fever, chills, and my breast was red & painful. I tried to resolve it myself, but on Wed I called my doc & they prescribed antibiotics over the phone.
By Friday, the fever had gone away but my breast seemed red in a different area and still had a lump...so I went in & saw the dr. She was worried about an abscess. She switched my antibiotics & called in a possible appt with a breast specialist for Monday if it hasn't improved.
By Monday, the redness was gone. All that remains is a lump. The specialist's nurse said they don't need to see me since the redness is gone & things seem to be 'resolving'.
However, the lump that is under my areola right below the nipple will not go away. What could this be? Plugged milk sinuses? I keep emptying the breast but there's no swelling like milk is backed up. Just a lump that's not getting smaller & doesn't hurt. I've tried hot water and massage.
Should/can a mastitis lump last over a week after antibiotics? Should I see the doctor again? Lumps scare me