My baby is a week old and when my boobs were engorged, I had this golf ball sized lump under my armpit that was just as hard as my breasts. I couldn't even put my arm down all the way. I called the nurses and she said just to massage the area and put hot compresses on it as it is probably just a clogged milk duct. Well, I thought it went away when my boobs weren't engorged anymore but last night I looked and it was swollen even worse than before and there are little lumps all over the area. IT looks like someone put pebbles there and sewed my skin over them. I keep doing the massage and compresses but it doesn't work. Does that sound like a clogged milk duct in my armpit? The other one is just fine. Normal, flat, armpitty. This one looks like a warty toad lodged itself under my skin.
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 7:12 PM on Mar. 12, 2009
Answer by bluelady27 at 1:52 PM on Mar. 12, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 1:52 PM on Mar. 12, 2009
Answer by Emmy_Dollface at 1:55 PM on Mar. 12, 2009
I've never had a clogged milk duct in my arm-pit. i did get an abscess in my armpit once, not sure what caused it. It could have been a clogged pore from deodorant or bacteria got in from cutting myself shaving. I was given anti-biotics, and it went away. Also, you have lymph nodes there. If it were me, I'd head to the doc, just to be on the safe side. Good luck.
Answer by momjoy1027 at 1:59 PM on Mar. 12, 2009
Answer by Niki_sd at 2:09 PM on Mar. 12, 2009