Re: Plugged duct?
If this were a Monday, I would say that reduced soreness means you can just keep an eye on it and continue the self-care you've been doing, even though the increasing area of the red patch makes me a bit nervous that this could be turning into mastitis. But we're headed into the weekend, so I think it makes sense to at least call your doctor and make an appointment for tomorrow. You don't want this to turn into mastitis on a Saturday or Sunday and have no way to see your doctor, and then end up stuck in the emergency room for hours and hours...
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