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Is it possible to get mastitis in my ARM??

I just gave birth to my 5th baby on Monday night and last night, just 48 hours later, I noticed two sore places near my armpit. One is actually ON my breast, but the other is on my arm, or at the VERY edge of my armpit (on the arm side). This morning I noticed they are red and have a small bump inside each one.

I've always experienced a lot of engorgement for the first several weeks but I've never seen a physical discoloration on the outside and never so far away from my breast. Is it possible that both red swollen bumps are mastitis? Or any other ideas?

I just saw my midwife yesterday evening but didn't notice these until later last night.

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:44 AM on Jun. 30, 2011 in Health

Answers (2)
  • You need to consult your midwife now.

    Answer by pookiekins34 at 10:48 AM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • I'm awaiting a callback but thought I would ask here in the meantime.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 11:56 AM on Jun. 30, 2011

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