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Avatar f tn Hi! I had a mastectomy of my right breast with immediate reconstruction via implants in May, 2008. I had complications and had multiple surgeries to correct the issues, the last being in 2011. Lately, I have began to experience pain in that breast. Sometimes it's sharp, with a small dull ache all of the time. I've scheduled a mammogram to have it checked, but am wondering if this is normal. Has anyone else suffered with this same symptom?
1790532 tn?1329313506 I had the MRI because of nasty pain in my left reconstruction. Now, my right reconstructed breast is giving me grief with extreme internal itching! I had my surgery back in October of 2011. Does anyone have any ideas or experienced anything similar.
Avatar f tn A related discussion, <a href="/posts/Breast-Cancer/Pain-in-abd/show/2769677">Pain in abd</a> was started.
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Avatar f tn Thanks a lot for give us this important space where to get such information about to many concerns. I was diagnosed breast cancer in my right breast Ductal carcinoma in Situ, And mastectomy is the recommendation. My conflict , is like the member mayg: Tram Flap or Tissue Expander? by maryg May 07, 2004 12:00AM "I'm not crazy about the scarring I have seen on the breast and stomach that goes along with tram flap, but also want to have the best long-term result.
Avatar f tn My mastectomy and all breast reconstruction was covered by my insurance. If you live in the US it is a federal law, you can look it up under "1998 Federal Breast Reconstruction Law". Also before I had the reconstruction (but post mastectomy) my breast prostheses were covered by insurance as well, including 6 bras to hold the prostheses. The 3 separate general anesthesia surgeries in one year was not easy.
Avatar f tn 15, 2004. My cancer in the breast was microscopic and throughout the breast, also had lymph nodes they took out 31 and had cancer in 30nodes. I received AC chemo then Taxotere, radiation and received Herceptin for 1yr. This past Sept 2008, I was finally ready for reconstruction. The surgeon took the Latt. muscle from my back to help with reconstruction and put in a expander. To make a long story short I've had to get another surgeon and am waiting on insurance again.
Avatar f tn Thinking of having other breast removed and reconstruction (bilateral). Im 42 years of age was diagnosed with breast cancer stage 3 no lymph node involvement and other DCI insitu on same breast had the mastectomy 6 months of chemo (FEC100) and 25 shots of radiation over by the end of November 2007. Still nervous and concerned about reoccurence!! Like most of us.
Avatar n tn I am undergoing a mastectomy with reconstruction being done at the same time. I am having an implant done. My concern is that I do medical rehab. deep tissue massage and I don't know how all of this is going to effect my ability to do this work. This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/260623'>ACTIVIITY AFTER RECONSTRUCTION</a>.
Avatar f tn Due to DCIS, I had a mastectomy of my right breast and a tram flap last May. No chemo, no radioation. The tram flap did not take and I ended up with huge wounds on my abdomen and breast. I am now healed and my plastic surgeon says I can have now an implant placed in my breast area. He suggested I start with an expander, have scar revision done on my tummy, and in about 8 weeks (after the skin has stretched) have implants placed.
Avatar n tn The time it takes depends on how the reconstruction is done. Very few general surgeons are trained in breast reconstruction, and they are trained by plastic surgeons.
1448786 tn?1284731478 Choose a doctor who does 500 to 1000 or more breast reconstruction surgeries a YEAR, not in a career. You should get recommendations from people walking in your shoes who've already been there and done that. See what they thought of their doctor AND hospital, because that is also a HUGE part of the experience. I'd have the mastectomy done by a TOP breast surgeon who works ONLY with a TOP plastic surgeon. If this is NOT what you've got scheduled, please reconsider and get the best.
Avatar f tn They would be listed in the Yellow Pages under "Pain", "Chronic Pain", Pain Clinic" .... they are normally Anesthesiologists who have specialized in various methods of controlling chronic pain.
Avatar n tn i had a lumpectomy 3 years ago. finished ny chemo in december 05 and finished radiation in march 06, i am 51 years old and would like to reconstruct, can an implant be used This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/261359'>breast reconstruction after lumpectomy</a>.
Avatar f tn I actually have many questions. First, I had a double mastectomy almost 3 years ago with just an expander and silicone implants. Cancer had occurred 3 times, 2 times on the right and once on the left, so I decided to do a double mastectomy. I am still not finished the completion of reconstruction, as the one breast is off center and lower then the other one, and also has a dent in it.
Avatar f tn please i need 2 know everything about breast reconstruction.. anyone who gone through thise procedure, how difficult it is?? what are the best options?? how many days it took for recovery?? will i get cancer again with new boobs?? or how please i need everything about this surgery ... and ill be soooo greatful! p.s: has anyone heared of the magical drinks that call,ANTI OXIDANTS?? they say it helps for cancer?? does it really help? anyone who try it?? thank u aloot ..
Avatar n tn I have a patch, like one you would find in the hippie days when they patched their jeans. It is awful. Then my breast is nowhere close to the size of the other breast. My tram flap was placed under my arm and not on my chest. No matter what I do, you can see my breast mass under my arm from behind me. In the front the bra is always wrinkled in the front. But all that said, it is painful. It feels like I have fire burning my skin on a pretty much constant basis.
Avatar n tn I had radiation of both breast prior to the mastectomys. I am looking into breast reconstruction. I am very active and do not want to have surgery that would use muscle. How succesful is breast expander post radiation?
Avatar f tn However, I now have a horrible 3-4 in scar from the surgery, which has left my breast disformed and ugly. Do I qualify for breast reconstruction to fix my breast, and make them uniform again, and will my insurance cover it? ( My husband is active duty military, so I have full military insurance.) Thanks for the input.
Avatar f tn No matter what I said to my Doctors they all swore it was scar tissue causing the pain. When I went for my reconstruction and mastectomy of remaining breast the surgeon was kind enough to do a very thorough ultra sound and she found a pocket of fluid which was removed during my reconstruction. Pain all gone. I hope you get some relief soon. Best wishes.
Avatar f tn //www.medhelp.org/posts/Breast-Cancer/Trans-flap-vs-implants/show/1308880?personal_page_id=384050 This additional link below,(Sue Young) also gives important suggestions compiled from posts on pre and post-surgery preparations http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Breast-Cancer/How-can-I--prepare-for-my-bilateral-mastectomy/show/1227057?personal_page_id=384050#post_5678838 I really hope that this will help a little and I wish you the best and good luck on whatever you decide.
Avatar n tn High Risk 3 immediate famlly members with breast cancer 2. Very dense breast tissue,pain, burning and dishcharge from one breast. Do you have a list of questions I should ask?
Avatar n tn Nipple reconstruction is routinely NOT done at the time of breast reconstruction.
1104206 tn?1407475591 had breast expanders put in september last year, been having pain , had an ultrasound, it said i have a fluid collection at the lateral border of implant in the right side measuring 11x4x7mm it advises guided aspiration biopsy of the collection im freaking out has this happened to anybody else after having their expanders put in/ plz reply very anxious ...