13 JUN 2019
Breast feeding can be difficult for many new mums, but it could be argued that a 29-year-old in Austria had it much worse.
It wasn’t just her breasts that were swelling, sore, and producing milk – it was also her vulva.
The doctors at the Obstetrics and Gynecologic Endocrinology section of the Kepler University Hospital in Austria saw the woman only five days after her second baby was born.
She had been transferred into their care because of complaints about swelling and pain in her vulva. There was some tearing during the recent birth, and she had received two sets of stitches in two different parts of the sensitive area.
“At the time of transfer, that patient reported that, on postpartum day four, she developed discharge of a milky white fluid bilaterally on the vulva,” the team explains.
“She noticed a rising swelling