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Is it natural to have a burning feeling after a mastectomy?

By January 17, 2014 - 1:43pm
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I had a double mastectomy about two years ago and I still have a burning and tingling feeling on my right side..... Also when I'm lying on my right side my arm starts to tingling and goes numb.... I have pain under my right breast all the time... Is this normal????

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Hello debiduke,

No, you should not be experiencing any pain two years following a mastectomy.
I had a right mastectomy in July, and have a tissue expander in place until reconstructive surgery can be done. I have no pain at all.

Were your axillary lymph nodes removed during the surgery? Have you reported these symptoms to your surgeon?

Debiduke, please do not suffer another minute. Call your surgeon and schedule an appointment as soon as possible.


January 17, 2014 - 5:38pm
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