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What causes pain at incision site of breast reconstruction surgery?

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Posted on Mon, 1 Jun 2015
Question: I had lat dorsi reconstruction surgery with implant 3 months ago. I have been having pain for 2 to 3 seconds on my back near my incision site that feels like pins sticking in you. It is so bad that I have to hold my breath when this happens. Is this normal after this type of surgery? Does not happen on a regular basis just 2 or 3 times a day. Appreciate any help.
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Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
there should not be pain 3 months after surgery

Detailed Answer:
Hello
I have read your query.
There should not be pain now 3 months after surgery.
Incision should heal now and should not lead to pain.
I will advise you to consult your surgeon.
clinical examination and further investigation like MRI or CBC, ESR, CRP test may help you.
Physiotherapy like ultrasound and Tens may give you relief.
I hope I have answered your questions. If you have further questions please feel free to contact us. I will be happy to answer. Take care.
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Brief Answer: there should not be pain 3 months after surgery Detailed Answer: Hello I have read your query. There should not be pain now 3 months after surgery. Incision should heal now and should not lead to pain. I will advise you to consult your surgeon. clinical examination and further investigation like MRI or CBC, ESR, CRP test may help you. Physiotherapy like ultrasound and Tens may give you relief. I hope I have answered your questions. If you have further questions please feel free to contact us. I will be happy to answer. Take care.