I have a 4 month old DD. Is it possible for me to have thrush in just one breast with no evidence of thrush on the nipple? My only symptom is a stabbing, burning (extremely painful) pain that begins after nursing and lasts up to several hours.
Allow me to give a bit more detail. I first had a plugged duct (my first) that I resolved with dangle nursing, hot compresses, chin towards blocked duct. A week later I had a bleb, which I opened with a sterile needle. Then a few days later the shooting buring pains began. The bleb still hasn't healed and it looks like a yellow spot on the nipple - its almost flush with the nipple. I am on Day 6 of Diflucan and still feeling the shooting pains. DD is also on Day 6 of Nystatin and we are doing acidophilus for me.
This has been going on over a month and I have seen not one but 3 LCs. One of the LCs had me start Lecithin 1200mg 3xs per day and then I saw my OB and since I had no fever or redness on the breast he concluded thrush - thus the Diflucan.
Help us please, we're only on month 4 and I had planned on letting DD nurse as long as she wanted and lead the weaning process whenever she was ready but I am losing faith right now.