Pain breast reconstruction

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Avatar n tn A month after having an accident and having had the seatbelt and airbag severely bruise my chest, the pain seems to be mostly concentrated undermy breast reconstruction. The doctor at he emergency room took a CT scan and said it was still intact, but could it have done some damage under it that can't be seen?
Avatar n tn Hi, You had posted query regarding the breast reconstruction and use of implants for this. The options available for breast reconstruction are too many which I suppose your surgeon as discussed with you. This comment is just confined to the use of implants. Breast implants can provide a technically simple means of achieving breast symmetry and pose minimal risk in properly selected patients. The implants available today are of different sizes and shapes. Hence a lot of variety to choose .
Avatar n tn I have had breast inplants reconstruction. Still in alot muscluar pain. I'm looking at doing some kind of flap. If I have been a smoker in the pass. Can I still have some form of breast reconstruction flap.
Avatar n tn ) . I am 4 weeks out now, I have 280 in each breast, so about 560 between the two. I will go in next Wednesday for another fill, and each fill seems to make it worse for about a week...yikes! It seems to be getting a little better with time. I hope that the chemo goes smoothly for you, I will pray for you. Hope you're having a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.
Avatar n tn w/ tissue expanders, replaced w/ saline , after several years of pain in left breast (capsular contraction) doctor suggested replaced with silicone, 6 months after surgery had a seroma in left breast, had it drain about 250cc (clear fluid) everything seemed ok then 6 months later seroma again. same procedure done w/ drain. It is now 1 1/2 years later and i'm in a lot of pain, sent to pain management , put shots in back, it lasted a day.
Avatar n tn it, because it sat very high on my chest and did not look natural, a few months after I ended up in the hospital with a staf infection and had the implant removed. Since then the breast has caused me great pain in a localized spot. I went back about a year ago and they preformed a mammogram, ultrasounds, even an MRI and found nothing on the results.
Avatar f tn This was due to DCIS and Stage 1, estrogen receptive breast cancer. I have continuing pain, pulling and discomfort of the abdomen and on both sides of each new breast. There is also an uncomfortable feeling of the skin as it slips over the mesh. I am taking pain meds still and would like to stop. I would also like to know how to best monitor cancer reoccurance from here on.
Avatar n tn Bilateral mastectomy 18 months ago (at age 47) with reconstruction - saline implants. Invasive lobular cancer in left breast, extensive LCIS in right breast. No lymph node involvement - no chemo - no radiation - no additional treatment. Now experiencing hip, knee and shoulder joint pain. Any chance of rheumatiod arthritis from silicone in implant casing? Or is this normal perimenopause pain? Any way to tell the difference?
Avatar n tn It is more likely that the pain you felt after your reconstruction was post-surgical pain. It is unlikely that this is the reason for your pain now. Your pain could be due to many factors. It is difficult, without reviewing your situation and conducting a physical examination, to determine the source of your pain. If this pain continues for longer than a week, you might consider being evaluated by your doctor.
Avatar n tn I am a 46 yr old woman with a family history of breast cancer (mother 5 year survivor invasive lobular). In the past 2 years I have had 3 abnormal mammograms followed by sterotactic biopsy/surgical biopsy that have shown ADH once in each breast and now DCIS in the right. My surgeon is suggesting bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction. is this a good decision? I feel that over time the risks of invasive Breast cancer will catch up with me.
Avatar n tn I had breast reconstruction surgery six years ago. For the past six months, I have been waking up in the middle of the night with extreme pain in the reconstructed breast. I don't do alot of exercise or anything, but it almost feels like a pulled muscle. Before this, everything went well, but now I am worried that something is wrong with this breast. What should I do?
Avatar n tn Dear ps131, A breast lift would likely not interfere with the detection of new cancer, as there wouldn't be anything (like an implant)interfering with the mammogram film. However, this is a good question to bring up with the plastic surgeon in terms of this procedure causing any problems with doing a mammogram.
Avatar n tn Most of the breast area feels numb to the touch, but the pain is still there--obviously from deeper in the breast. I don't take pain meds, but am on Advil once or twice a day. This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/467339'>Swelling after breast cancer surgery</a>.
Avatar n tn What types of breast reconstruction does the Cleveland Clinic do?I had a radical mastectomy in Oct.,2005 and also had radiation to chest wall. I am not a candidate using my back or abdomen as a donor site and I am told that implants can not be done. Do you have a procedure that uses the hip or fanny as a donor site? I live in Dayton, Ohio. John Hopkins told me they do a procedure that would involve using my hip as a donor site, but they are so far away.
Avatar n tn I am also having a preventative mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction. I have had one mastectomy already due to breast cancer. I am nervous about it as well and am curious as to what to expect this time around.
Avatar f tn I am still experiencing pain that has traveled even to my under arms. The pain mimics the pain that I had when I was recovering from the mastectomy and tram flap surgery. Should I be concerned about the bruising and pain from the accident? Could the injury compromise the surgery areas even after all this time? Any advice that you could give would be greatly appreciated.
Avatar f tn I had a masectomy in January 2010. On September 13,2010 I had breast reconstruction surgery. The doctor did a tram flap surgery. Well the surgery was not successful and the new breast had to be removed the next day. My incision on my stomach has just healed as of today. (hopefully). My incision on my stomach has opened up twice and I have had to take antibiotics both times.
Avatar n tn I had pain for 5 months under my left breast that would leave me incompacitated. After months of simply trying Motrin 800's I simply told my plastic surgeon that he needed to help me in another way. Within two weeks I was back on the operating table, they released the muscle and sewed it back on in a less tight fashion (ie fewer attachments/ fewer sutures). Within two weeks I felt great. I can't say that this would work for you since it has been many years but your surgeon owes you this.
Avatar f tn It has been seven long, painful, problemsome years with my surgery. Until last year, my stomach remained swollen. One would have thought that I was 5-6 months pregnant. In February, 2010, I noticed that the swelling began to shrink. I got the attention of my Oncologist and he had no answers as to "why." I still have numbness in my stomach area with nerve pain. Has anyone else experience a similar situation. Also, I noticed that my right breast has started to change slightly.
Avatar f tn Hi Ali, so good to hear from you,but sorry that you have so much pain after your mastectomy and reconstruction! You could ask your surgeon for a referral to a pain management specialist.There may be some more effective pain medications for you to take.Also ask if topical anesthetics or even intercostal nerve blocks may be of help in getting you through this difficult phase..
Avatar n tn ER/PR +, HER2-, multiple tumors, 3cm, 1.5 CM and 2 MM no node biopsy yet but MRI, physical exam seem to show nodes to be OK. NO onco score yet. Thank you so much.
Avatar m tn It started at the bottom of my rib cage, went up between my ribs under my breasts and into the reconstructed breast. It was the most awful pain I ever experienced. It lasted about two hours. I was on the verge of going to the emergency room. I had an awful taste in my mouth as well. My question is this - is it possible or has anyone every experienced abdominal pain taking on the route of the tram flap reconstruction?
Avatar n tn I have recently started to have a burning like pain under my left breast and sometimes a heavy dull pain of my entire breast. Is this normal?
651723 tn?1224089808 There are various reconstruction techniques but as this is not his primary field, he will have to refer me to his colleague whose primary surgical field is breast reconstruction. Monday, 23 June The breast surgeon explains the nature of the cancer to me again – this time I am better equipped to take it all on board and I have my husband with me for support.
Avatar n tn I still have somewhat minor, yet bothersome pain, throughout my ribcage and under my reconstructed breast. The pain is nothing I need to take any meds fact, if I was 100 percent convinced i wasn't experiencing a recurrence or bone or lung mets, I wouldn't probably even mention it. My question is if this pain could still be related to my procedures? i have had a chest CT and chest xray that were normal (at a 6 month check up 5 months ago) but lately I just keep thinking about it.
4243956 tn?1351615240 I was recently diagnosed with DCIS and after all the tests results came in have decided to move forward with a Bilateral Mastectomy and DIEP Flap reconstruction. My surgery is scheduled for November 26. I am trying to prepare now. Line up help, purchase items to help me through the recovery process, etc. Any suggestions on surviving the first few weeks post surgery?