Quote Originally Posted by @llli*sch.mommy View Post
sometimes you can't feel a lump because sometimes the lump is too far "in" and other times it's a very small lump that shifts. The localized tenderness coupled with slight redness would make me think plugged duct.
Sounds like a plugged duct to me, even if you cannot feel the lump. I had a plugged duct exactly like this for about 3 days not long ago...I guess the PD was just really deep inside the breast. I kept a hot water bottle on the area for about 20 minutes each day to relieve soreness. The bruised feeling got better everyday but lasted about a week in total.

Hope you're feeling better soon, mama!!