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Avatar n tn I know you may not want to hear this, but a c cup is an average breast size. I had a breast reduction 8 years ago as i was a f or g cup. After my breast reduction i was a c or d cup which is your size now. I am only 5ft 1in. During surgery i had a problem with my right breast which was completly black with bruising..... and was told i could lose my nipple. I was 40 and happily married i had four children and my breast feeding days were over. What would you do if you actually lost the breast..
927882 tn?1245710782 I have constant neck (curve is gone, completely hypolordotic), shoulder, upper back pain and severe tension headaches that render me useless for days at a time. I've had physical therapy, chiropractic therapy, and am constantly icing and taking NSAIDS to relieve my pain. I am convinced that a breast reduction will help me tremendously, but am concerned about the costs and how long and arduous of a process it would be to get my medical insurance to cover it (I have Pacificare).
Avatar f tn I have been denied breast reduction twice by my HMO based insurance, because they said it was for cosmetic reasons. I believe that this surgery would help the pain in my shoulders and my upper back. They are size 36DD and I only weigh 115. I sent an appeal out with my medical documents and a letter about my condition. I would like to know what it is I can do to get this surgery approved. I've tried everything, and I'm stuck! How do I get them to approve of this surgery!?
Avatar n tn Subject: Breast Reduction Pain Four Years Later! Question I had breast reduction almost four years ago. My left breast has been hurting so much .When I get cold , the nipple starts to hurt and it sends excruciating pain to the breast. In order to relieve this pain if I am at home I will warm up a heating pad and the pain will start to subside. However, it does not diminish completely. I also experience itching, sometimes the itching is excruciating .
1694901 tn?1317009564 So I can been having a lot of things going on with me first I was having stomach problems they did the cat scan and lots of blood work everything looks good now I'm having a lot of back pain upper back pain and it's shift to lower back pain and I been having lots of pressure in my head please someone help because I get so anxious!!!
Avatar n tn After an hour or two, the pain basically disappears. The pain seems to be emanating from my spine, and tensing up the back muscles nearest the spine. I have been seeing a chiropractor/massage therapist for about 4 weeks now, and it has not helped, because the pain is only after I sleep! I am 23 years old. I help my dad deliver produce 2 times a week in the morning, and I am also a full time sales associate at Sears selling electronics (which I'm on my feet all day.
Avatar f tn I wear a 36DD and am thinking very seriously about having a breast reduction. I have very bad upper back pain...almost in my shoulders. Does anyone know what the process is of getting approved thru your insurance for a breast reduction? Also how long does it take to get approved? Any information would be helpful. Thanks! .
Avatar f tn anyway just had spine surg for a herniated disc on L5/S1 level...Still having nerve pain along with BAD upper back burning and stabbing pain along with my neck, R arm and shoulder hurting. So I am wondering if all this is due to my breasts being too large..??? Breast reduction is covered by my insurance as long as it is Medicaly Necessary. But I am wondering has anyone had a BR covered by insurance with implants?????
Avatar f tn I wear a 36DD and am thinking very seriously about having a breast reduction. I have very bad upper back pain...almost in my shoulders. I can't find any type of cream that seems to help. Does anyone know what the process is of getting approved thru your insurance for a breast reduction? Also how long does it take to get approved? Any information would be helpful. Thanks!
Avatar f tn My breast size is 40H. I have constant neck, shoulder, upper back pain and severe tension headaches that render me useless for days at a time. I need help trying to find a plastic surgeon in the Nashville, TN area that will do my breast reduct ion pro bono. I do not have any type of insurance to cover it. I also suffer from paranoid schizophrenia and am unable to work. I am tying to get SSI because I am unemployable. Please help me.
2056851 tn?1332205872 Also, small anecdote, my grandma had DD breasts and had to have a reduction surgery done because of the pain it was causing on her back. Very possible that all this pain comes from your breasts and it may be time to consider a reduction (if you can get a dr or two to agree that this is causing severe back pain that will only get worse insurance will usually cover a breast reduction) or trying to loose weight if your breast size comes from being overweight.
Avatar n tn How old are you? You also said the back pain is upper and lower back yet your doctor only did the lower back. What about a chest xray to check your lungs?
322973 tn?1239908038 The present and future role of bisphosphonates in the management of patients with breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res 2002, 4:24-29 __________________________________________________________________________________________ Cochrane Review Background Bone is the most common site of metastatic disease associated with breast cancer (BC). Bisphosphonates inhibit osteoclast-mediated bone resorption.
Avatar n tn It makes it possible to stand up straight and sit up straight, which does a world of good for upper-back pain because it puts the big weight of the head straight over the spine, where the load is carried best.
Avatar n tn Hi One year ago I started having pain on my left side, under my left breast, behind the front of my rib cage. Also under my L shoulder blade. As there is nothing of anatomical importance really there, except for maybe the esophagus, my doctor prescribed Protonix for an ulcer and said that the intercostal area (tissue between ribs) was probably inflamed. No results. It's no better. Lately, I can barely wear a bra.
Avatar n tn Have you thought the pain may not be the back at all but maybe their kidneys? The reason I say this is because I have a daughter that at the age of 18 months, was diagnosed with kidney problems that caused a lot of discomfort, especially when sitting or lying. The pain is usually just under the rib cage in the mid part of the back. I am not trying to diagnose your child, but it is definitely worth checking into. Hopefully your Doctor will take some suggestions like this one.
Avatar n tn Two years ago I developed severe migraines which developed into pain behind my jaw, in my temples, near my ears, my throat, back of my neck and upper shoulders. A series of doctors have ruled out allergies, oxygen flow deficiencies, mental disorders, autoimmunities, brain abnormalities, arterial blockages in the area, TMJ, dental problems, opthomalogical problems, and Thoracic outlet syndrome affecting my veins/arteries.
Avatar n tn Do you think BCBS would allow breast reduction surgery on me to reduce my breast size to alleviate my shoulder, neck and upper back pain? A friend told me the radiation treatment probably changed the density of my breast and that it is denser and heavier and causing the pain. I cant pay for a strictly cosmetic procedure. I have been treated for back problems by an orthopedic. I go to my oncologist every 6 months.
Avatar n tn Pain in upper right side of abdomen; may spread to right upper back, chest, or right shoulder; nausea; vomiting; or gas. Possible Causes: Gallstones Action to Take: If this is your first attack, call a doctor for emergency advice. If you can't reach one, go to an emergency room. Don't eat or drink anything. ____ Symptoms : In a woman who might be pregnant: severe pain that arises suddenly in the lower right or lower left abdomen, usually without vomiting or fever.
211940 tn?1267884866 My 26 yr old daughter also has this same pain in her upper arm -- she descibes the pain as a pressure that if she didn't know any better she swears her arm is about to blow up. It also is the worst at night and if the spell was really bad it effects her arm all day. This pain started two years ago and lasted the first time for three months. She had xrays, CT scans, MRI's, bone scans, neurological exams and NOTHING showed up.
Avatar n tn At this moment as I write this I feel fine, the symptoms of the ulcer/GERD have retreated and have not bothered me so far. The only pain is the pain I get in the back of my head. But you guys have given me some great input, thank you. If anyone else has some suggestions would appreciate it as it may take some time for my doctor to make room for me.
Avatar f tn I went in to get a CT a couple of years ago and was told that it was only excess breast tissue; thus I am not too worried. However, I do feel slight pain if I press on it (I assume it is normal because the rest of my breasts are sensitive in the same way). I also am very self conscious about the way it looks when I wear sleeveless shirts. I am considering getting it removed. For those of you who have gotten your excess tissue removed, was it done surgically? What was the price range?
Avatar f tn I had a breast reduction done for cosmetic reasons and to alleviate back/neck pain. The surgical bra they put on after the procedure did not come all the way up under one armpit and a small area of fat hung over the upper band of the bra for about 3 days post-op. I kept trying to tug the bra up over this area but was never very successful.
Avatar f tn It is focused primarily off center to the right, near the top of the right breast. Feels kind of like someone hit me I guess, an ache/pressure, not a sharp pain. I am on week 13, just finished incivik last Friday. The discomfort came off and on week 11 and then grew last week until by sunday, i was up all night in pain with kind of a sinking feeling mixed in. Not good, as very worried. Some of that could be interferon. Could not work Monday.
Avatar n tn i do have anxiety and also pulled muscles in my back as well as a pinched nerve directly in my back where the pain is under my breast actually.
Avatar n tn What is the normal time frame for pain reduction after bi=lateral mastectamies with expanders? I am still having considerable pain after 3 weeks.
1427565 tn?1327433809 If that should happen to you and you can't deal with the reduction I guess you could just drop the pain clinic and go back to your original MD. Both my chiropractor and my pain clinic MD agree with my diagnosis and their treatments compliment each other. The benefit here with both of them is they specifically want to treat pain and are more educated in it's cause and in the variety of treatments.
Avatar f tn The issue right now is not my back pain. Pain is in my butt and hamstring and by the time I go to bed I can't sleep because pain from BOTH my knees down to my toes is UNBEARABLE. Does this even relate to my back problems? My back pain is gone. Now when my legs are in pain it feels like I'm sticking them in fire while being stabbed from all different angles at once. What is this? Is it from my back problems? Every back specialist/ x ray / whoever I talk to says something different.