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Pain after lumpectomy

I had a lumpectomy with sentinel node biopsy August of 2006. It was followed by Mammosite treatment. Just recently, I have started having pain in that area, just like a dull ache. Has anyone else experienced this? I don't feel any lumps and mammogram in Oct was negative. Any thoughts?

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Pain After Lumpectomy - Breastcancer.org


QUESTION: My mom had breast cancer a few months ago. She had lumpectomy and radiation. Three months after that, she is starting to feel some pain close to the place ...
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Pain after lumpectomy | Cancer Survivors Network


I had my lumpectomy 4/1/02 and still experience tenderness and occasional pain around site. Due to invasive surgery, tissue and nerve damage, along with slow roast of ...
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Post-lumpectomy pain, numbness after two years?


Question from Phoenix: It's been more than two years since I had two lumpectomies to remove a 1.7 cm tumor, followed by chemo and radiation, and I still have pain in ...
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Pain after lumpectomy | Cancer Chat - Cancer Research UK


Hi I'm looking for help and advice. I had a lumpectomy the Thursday before Easter. Everything went fine and I had some good news that it was only a grade 1.
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Breast Cancer Topic: Pain after Lumpectomy


1Lizzy wrote: I am entering the third week after a lumpectomy and removal of lymphnode. Does anyone know how long before I can use my arm without it stabbing me ...
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After the Lumpectomy - eMedicineHealth


After the Lumpectomy. After a lumpectomy, ... In the meantime, they usually take prescribed medications that help control any pain. If the pain increases, ...
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Lumpectomy - procedure, pain, complications, time, infection ...


After a lumpectomy, ... I had a lumpectomy back on the 17th of january. I had horriable pain! Now after two months the incsion opens up and the pain is horriable.
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Risk Factors Linked to Pain After Breast Cancer Surgery ...


Risk Factors Linked to Pain After Breast Cancer Surgery ... Up to half of all women who undergo a lumpectomy or mastectomy feel pain weeks or months later ...
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You will likely have some pain after breast surgery (lumpectomy, ... Pain related to lymphedema after breast cancer treatment can be relieved through treatment of the ...
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Pain after a lumpectomy and radiation treatment

Hi there! The results of the mammogram, ultrasound and blood tests being normal are comforting.  The pain can be originating from severed nerves during the surgery itself or from the radiation treatments, all of which cannot be avoided and are the usual risks for these procedures.  However the pain can be addressed by certain interventions.  One is the intake of pain medications during the acute attacks of pain and heaviness.   Not putting too much stress on that arm may also prevent pain.   Another is through exercises that can loosen up the fibrous tissues in your breast that may avert future pain.  These exercises and maneuvers can be thoroughly discussed with you by a rehabilitation specialist (or rehabilitation medicine). Hope this helps. Regards and God bless
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Severe Lumpectomy Pain Six Months After Surgery

Dissolvable stiches that don't dissolve is not normal by definition.  I think you need a new doctor.  
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2 weeks post breast lumpectomy, spontaneous bleeding from nipple, pain and nauseated

YES it is something to be concerned about. Did your Surgeon put you on any Antibiotic ?? If not I'm very surprised but if so it may take a few days for you to notice any difference. There's nothing wrong with a General Surgeon, I had a Gen.Surgeon myself and could have had whomever I wished. I would call again tomorrow if things haven't improved and if you aren't asked to come in for an exam I personally might just go to the E.R. or a Clinic that sees minor emergencies. Please do use the ice ... gently of course and if you can't tolerate the weight then freeze a damp washcloth and apply it for a few minutes every 20 min. or so. Get on the phone in the morning and insist that you be seen somewhere.  Best Wishes ...
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2nd lumpectomy pain?

I had a lumpectomy on October 16 and a second one on October 30 for the same reason.  In my case I felt slightly more sore but I returned to work in two days as I did after the first surgery.  Looking back I think I was more emotionally drained the second time around then actually being in physical pain.  Having to go back in for a second surgery really blew my mind.  I recently finished 33 rads (piece of cake).  Two other women who were there with me also had to have second surgeries.  It seems to be quite common but no one told me.  Had I known that there was a possiblity that a second surgery might be necessary I would have been spared alot of shock and anxiety.  Good luck to you, you will get through it and you will be fine.
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Nerve pain between sentinel and lumpectomy incisions

Actually there is no reason why you can't be "normal" again but that's off the subject. It certainly sounds like neruropathy and the radiation may have made the situation somewhat worse. There is another drug (not Neurontin) that can be used for neuropathy. You might ask you Dr. about that. It's used in cases of Fibromyalgia and the side effects may be less than Neurontin. You'd have to try it to know this for sure though. We all react differently to medications. A Pain Clinic might be in order if this persists ... chronic pain is their business.   Good luck ...
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post lumpectomy painful scar tissue

Scar tissue can harden and cause some discomfort. It can be surgically removed so you might consult a Plastic Surgeon regarding this possibility. There could also have been some permanent nerve damage during your surgery that might account for the "feelings" you describe. Cancer can recur in the skin also so that is another possibility but that would be at the bottom of my possibility list. There isn't any other way except some type of biopsy to diagnose a malignancy but there is no reason that a Core Biopsy should be that uncomfortable so if you are advised to have one I would be certain it was done under different circumstances this time.  Regards ....
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Pain/Tenderness and Nipple Discharge in Lumpectomy Breast

Since you are having increasing pain and discharge, in addition to the nipple discharge you've already had for a month, it would seem entirely reasonable to see one of your doctors sooner than you are currently scheduled. Have you considered seeing your breast surgeon, since she is no doubt highly experienced in evaluating breast symptoms, as well as being the one who tried to reorient the nipple? In any case, at least call the office of whichever doctor you would feel most comfortable consulting about these symptoms, since you were concerned enough to post this question. Regards...
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Post lumpectomy occasional chest pain

This could be scar tissue or some nerve involvement like you said. Often scar tissue will show up on film but you are evidently staying vigilant with your yearly Mammograms. I wonder if an Ultrasound might shed some addditional light on the subject.  Regards ..
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Pain after lumpectomy

Hi, The pain can be originating from severed nerves during the surgery itself .The pain can be relieved by taking over the counter medications .Another important thing to do is gentle arm exercises that can loosen up the fibrous tissues in your breast to avert future pain. Also warm compresses, gently massaging the breast,wearing a supportive bra can help a lot. I remember having had the same kind of pain (after my surgery ),but it got much better with time.Also the hardness that you feel at the site of the incision is normal and it will disappear after a few weeks. Best wishes....  
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