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    cancungrrrl asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Pain with tissue expanders

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      Nonnie917

      I chose a different kind of reconstruction so I can't help you with advice, but I would say talk to your doctor and stop the injections for a while until your skin becomes use to it's new size. Don't rush things and don't let them rush you. There is no sense in being in pain all the time if you don't have to be. You made a good choice in your BL mastectomy. Like you I had localized DCIS and when they did the MRI they found two clusters in the left breast that the mammo did not pick up so I made the same decision for the same reason as you. It is amazing how God works to save our lives, if you believe in God that is. I do and I hope I did not offened you? Good luck and take it slow and easy.

      over 4 years ago
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      Nomadicme

      Get expanded less often, every other week instead f every week. Helped me a lot (make sure it works out financially, I had extra co pays because fthat shedule).

      over 4 years ago
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      ld_105

      I too find the expanders very uncomfortable. I still have one 4 months after the left mastectomy. I find it difficult to sleep because the expander jabs me in the side or bottom of the breast. I was advised to take Tylenol for the discomfort. I am hoping for the best after the exchange.
      They do get less painful with time...hang in there.

      about 4 years ago
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    Side Effects (Pain)

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Hormone therapy)