• Underarm pain

    Asked by Valentinegirl on Saturday, December 24, 2016

    Underarm pain

    I had a mastectomy and reconstruction five years ago. Lately, I've been experiencing some discomfort in the arm pit of the side on which I had my surgery. Has anyone else experienced this? Any thoughts about what may be causing this? Thanks and Happy Holidays to you all!

    4 Answers from the Community

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    • mofields' Avatar
      mofields

      Could be anything. Try doing some self massage first - use your first two fingers and rotate in the area 5 times. I do agree with Jouska, if it persists for more than a couple weeks - make an appointment either with your local doc or your oncologist.

      11 months ago
    • msesq's Avatar
      msesq

      I had underarm pain, saw my oncologist who thought it was lymphodema. I found a PT expert in lymphodema massage and was fine after a few sessions. Like Jouska and mofields said check with your MD first. Good luck.

      11 months ago
    • Charnellf's Avatar
      Charnellf

      I have had severe underarm pain for over 2 years. Did therapy with a lymphodema specialist, did other therapy for over 2 years. Pain got so bad, they actually did another surgery but were unable to find anything. I am getting nerve blocks regularly. Wish pain would go away. Hugs, and Merry Christmas to you.

      11 months ago

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