Breast Pain And Swelling When Weaning A Child?
Good evening, I want this time I am weaning … My child is 2 years and 19 days old when I stopped breastfeeding, it was just normal, it didn’t hurt or there was no change, but on the second day my breasts started to swell and it hardens when it is already the third day and it is touched by the pain so much that to raise the hand up there feels pain in the breasts, I think this situation will last for a long time, so what is the medicine and how to handle it .. ?? thank you
Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com. I am dr. Princess Claudya will answer your questions.
Painful breasts can be caused by the following conditions:
Mastalgia: mastalgia is a painful condition in the breast that is caused by the milk that is not being passed out. In this condition, the breasts feel tight, hard, painful, but not red. Inflammation of the breast (mastitis): inflammation of the breast is most often a complication of mastalgia. In mastitis, besides being painful and hard, the breasts have also been reddish in color (inflamed) Breast pus (breast abscess): the breast is painful, reddish, and there is a soft, watery mass in the breast. Hormonal changes before menstruation: usually starts 3 days before menstruation. This will improve after menstruation is over. Breast size is too large. Use of a breast support (BH) that is not suitable Breast cysts (mamary dysplasia): characterized by painful lumps during menstruation. Large benign breast tumors (tumor phyloides): the size of the tumor causes compression of the surrounding tissue resulting in breast cancer pain. To determine the cause of your complaint, it is better to consult further with a general practitioner. The doctor will further explore your complaint and will perform an examination of your breasts. If necessary, the doctor will carry out supporting examinations in the form of blood tests, and / or refer to an obstetrician or surgery for supporting examinations such as mammography, ultrasound, biopsy, etc. And after that the doctor will provide treatment for your complaint according to the underlying conditions.
Things you can do to improve and prevent worsening of your disease are:
Warm compresses where the pain is, especially if it is caused by a milk dam or infection. Pump out the milk if the pain is due to the dam. Use a bra that fits your breast size and is comfortable for you. Avoid consumption of cigarettes, alcohol, saturated fatty foods, foods with high salt content Management stress well, for example by relaxing or doing a hobby that you enjoy doing. Do a breast self-examination (BSE) for initial screening for benign or malignant breast lumps. You can take over-the-counter pain relievers such as paracetamol to relieve your symptoms. Hopefully helpful and useful. Get better soon :)
dr. Princess Claudya