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Suggest treatment for swelling on breast after surgery

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Posted on Fri, 29 Jul 2016
Question: my grandmother had pace maker surgery 2 days ago but her breast is swollen what can I do she says it hurts very bad
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Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I would recommend as follows:

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

Regarding your concern, I would explain her symptoms could be related to a subcutaneous hematoma or an infection.

I recommend bringing her to the ER for a careful physical exam and some tests:

- a cardiac ultrasound and ultrasound of the breast
- a chest x-ray study
- a complete blood count
- coagulation tests
- inflammation tests ( PCR, sedimentation rate).

GoPro have been helpful!

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri
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Brief Answer: I would recommend as follows: Detailed Answer: Hello! Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM! Regarding your concern, I would explain her symptoms could be related to a subcutaneous hematoma or an infection. I recommend bringing her to the ER for a careful physical exam and some tests: - a cardiac ultrasound and ultrasound of the breast - a chest x-ray study - a complete blood count - coagulation tests - inflammation tests ( PCR, sedimentation rate). GoPro have been helpful! Kind regards, Dr. Iliri