• Post-mastectomy I have severe skin sensitivity. Any tips on this? I didn't see any questions addressing this in the ques

    Asked by Paprika on Tuesday, January 24, 2012

    Post-mastectomy I have severe skin sensitivity. Any tips on this? I didn't see any questions addressing this in the ques

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    • leepenn's Avatar
      leepenn

      Paprika - in a few weeks, I'm going in for bilateral.... I'd love to hear more about what you have experienced and learned about this skin sensitivity.... Sorry you are experiencing that... And thanks for sharing....

      about 5 years ago
    • Staci1219's Avatar
      Staci1219

      I will do some researching and see what I can find out for y'all..hang in there and I will be praying for y'all.

      about 5 years ago
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      Staci1219

      Possible side effects: Aside from post-surgical pain and the obvious change in the shape of the breast(s), possible side effects of mastectomy include wound infection, hematoma (buildup of blood in the wound), and seroma (buildup of clear fluid in the wound). If axillary lymph nodes are also removed, other side effects may occur. This should go away over time. Of course everyone is different but you need to call your doctor and let him know what is going on....I hope this helps. Keep me posted on your progress.

      about 5 years ago
    • hikerchick's Avatar
      hikerchick

      Ice may help. Homeopathic Arnica cream might help. Finding clothing that does not irritate the area is important. Rubbing and stretching will likely help in the long term. Sitting or laying still may ease the symptoms too.
      Nerves are likely involved. They may take months longer to heal than you expect. Mine did. But it didn't slow me down and I have much better range of motion than most normies. :-)
      You're likely experiencing the toughest part right now. It will get better. Good luck to you!

      about 5 years ago
    • sofarsogood's Avatar
      sofarsogood

      This all sounds like good advice. In what way is your skin sensitive? Is it sensitive to touch, or does it itch or react to your clothing? Or to lotions? I don't remember having this, but did the pain under your arm go away?

      PS When I went to ask about my underarm pain, the doctor told me I didn't have any feeling in that area anymore, so I couldnt be having any pain!

      about 5 years ago

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