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I'm having a lot of pain in my left breast. It has been 8 bweeks since my open heart surgery.

By Anonymous June 5, 2013 - 8:02am
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Is this normal?

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Hi Anon

Thanks for your post!

Heart surgery can take longer to recover for some more than others but in general it's not something that has a very quick recovery time.

According to the Cleveland Clinic, return to work or even driving can take about 8 weeks, but pain in your chest should not be like it was before, nor should there be much pain at all, certainly not after two months. Any kind of popping or cracking in your chest is not normal either.


So it does not appear normal to have this much pain. You should contact your doctor as soon as you can for a consultation. Please keep us posted.



June 5, 2013 - 12:50pm
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