• Hello brothers and sisters. I was wondering if anyone has information about postmastectomy syndrome?

    Asked by mblea99 on Thursday, September 3, 2015

    Hello brothers and sisters. I was wondering if anyone has information about postmastectomy syndrome?

    I currently live in Thailand and have been seeing a neurologist. in his report he stated that PMPs is on top of differential . Not sure what that means but I have severe pain on my right side where I received my mastectomy. I just want to understand the symptoms and treatment others may have experienced. Does this go away? The pain has beem effecting my every day living. Thank you all for your help and God Bless you all

    5 Answers from the Community

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    • Lorijoy812's Avatar

      My mastectomy was January 2013 followed by chemo, radiation and final recon January 2014. I still experience pain, however, it's much better than it was a year ago. The pain I experienced for the 1st 18 months or so at times was unbearable. The pain is minimal and tolerable now. Physical therapy helped.

      about 6 years ago
    • maylonie's Avatar

      I agree with Melanie11B: It would be helpful to have more information. Certainly, if we write from our own experience, you'd want to know our specifics. I had a double mastectomy in January 2015 with just 4/5 nodes removed on each side. My discomfort post-surgery for 3 weeks was strong contractions of chest muscles so I felt like I was being squeezed, plus occasional bouts of "nerve pain" (like being sharply poked). At 2 weeks or was it 3, my bandages were removed and I began gentle stretching exercises every morning. This was OK'd by the doctor because the incision healed nicely. I've had physical therapy to increase my range of motion because it was limited post surgery. Now at 6 months, I find I am pain-free except from "binding" around the armpits from excess tissue and fat (sometimes called "dog ears." I am so sorry that you are suffering so much pain. I hope you begin to feel better. I hope you can get the neurologist to explain what he/she meant by "PMPs on top of differential."

      about 6 years ago
    • sheila56's Avatar

      I had a unilateral mastectomy with 5 lymph nodes removed. The most pain I suffered was on the morning after surgery; I believe that was the most pain I have ever suffered from anything. I stayed in the hospital an extra day for pain management. I didn't have pain from the cutting like I was told I might by the nurse that came to change my bandages; she was just trying to prepare me for what might come; as everyone is different. The medicine prescribed to me did however, help with that. Don't let the pain get too far; take medicine as scheduled to keep it in your system and you will be comfortable.

      almost 6 years ago

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