• having pain and swelling 4 weeks afnot at the incisions which have healedter lumpectomy,

    Asked by kate56 on Saturday, April 27, 2013

    having pain and swelling 4 weeks afnot at the incisions which have healedter lumpectomy,

    3 Answers from the Community

    • raysmom's Avatar

      Have you checked with your surgeon regarding this? My son is having pain in the area of his incision, and mentioned it to the surgeon on his follow up visit, but was told that it is fully healed. The only thing I can think is that maybe the scar tissue underneath the incision stays tender for a long time after surgery. If you do find out the cause, please let us know and we'll do the same for you. God Bless, and prayers for speedy recovery!

      over 3 years ago
    • Gabba's Avatar
      Gabba (Best Answer!)

      Not sure about the swelling at one month postop but the pain can last for several months...then recur after radiation...I still have "zinging" nipple pain 2 and 1/2 years after surgery, intense but lasts only seconds, saw my oncologist for my regular every six month check last week and she told me this is common after radiation...reassurance has put my mind at ease...always ask your oncologist or surgeon if you are not sure...this site is a wealth of information but would check in with your surgeon again if not getting better in a few weeks...the area around your incision will also have swelling after radiation but eventually will resolve and you may have a small area that appears concave...this is normal and to be expected...good luck and God bless...keep us posted.

      over 3 years ago
    • Grandy's Avatar

      Healing takes a long time to be complete. But like the others said, always ask the doc!!

      over 3 years ago

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