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Hi, I'm 1 week into...
Hi, I'm 1 week into breastfeeding my son and yesterday I noticed a patch of redness on my left breast down the right side and underneath (no where near the aereola or nipple, it's down the bottom and inner side of my breast). It's quite tender to touch but apart from that it is causing me no other symptoms - no fever or no pain unless I press on the area it's a bit tender.I've had mastitis with my previous breastfed child but this seems different and the fact I don't have any other symptoms I'm a bit worried it is something more serious - IBC??Please help.
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Oncologist: tazechip, Other replied 9 months ago
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Oncologist: tazechip, Other replied 9 months ago

Got them--thanks

Not IBC

And not typical of mastitis

This looks like a simple case of cellulitis skin infection and nothing at all serious

For now I suggest heat packs and some Eucerin lotion but if it continues for more than three more days you should have your doctor check it out since you'd probably need some oral antibiotics at that point

Please let me know if you need any more information

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Thank you. Can you please explain why it's not IBC?
Oncologist: tazechip, Other replied 9 months ago

Sure

Too large an area to just suddenly appear

The coloration isn't typical of IBC

The skin texture is not the typical IBC texture

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
My partner has had Cellulitis on his leg and said it was very painful. I'm not experiencing pain on my breast apart from a bit of tenderness when touched. Is that typical to get Cellulitis on breast?
Oncologist: tazechip, Other replied 9 months ago

Yes--it's very common especially when breast feeding

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