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Had pneumonia, pleursy. Had operation to clear infection. Having numbness under breast. Causing discomfort. Suggestions?

I had pneumonia and pleurisy which ended up with me having an operation to clear out the infection. THat was 8 weeks ago but i have a lot of numbness under my breast and down my side Is this normal? This started as intense pain and i could not wear a bra I am now wearing a bra but it does cause a lot of discomfort. How long does all this go on for? I have been back at work for 4 hours a day for 2 weeks now but am so tired. My breathing is improving slowly though.
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
yoy must had pneumonia with parapnuemonic effusion and a chest tube would have been inserted
i think you are havng a neuropathic pain in all your chest ........cause of that tube can ask your doctor for high potency pain killers or gabapentene
you feel tired cause of a long illness take multivtamins coz you must a lot of antibiotics
go for a follow up to your doctor for chest xray ...for any refluid...
take care
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Pulmonologist Dr. Satyadeo Choubey 's  Response
Hi Lynnes300
you must have commented for the type of surgery you went through...was it intercostal chest tube drainage or aspiration of lung abscess.

continue with the prescribed antibiotics

get your breast examined for breast abscess .

best wishes
Answered: Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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