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I have cording from my axillary LN incision down my forearm, and it is creating a lot of discomfort. I start PT today. Has anyone had this and do you know how long it typically takes to resolve?

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Learning About Breast Cancer 7 months
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  • Betti A Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    I had some mild cording in my axilla post mastectomy and lymph node dissection. I was sent to an OT who specializes in such things. She had me scheduled twice a week for 5 weeks and did some exercises and massaging of the area and showed me what to do at home. I ended up only needing 3- 4 weeks and haven't had any issues since and mine was only in my axilla not down my arm. Not all PTs know what is needed and that's why I was sent to an OT.
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    • Stacey Blumberg Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thank you!

      7 months Flag
  • Jody F. Profile
    anonymous
    stage_3a Patient
    I had cording . Saw PT that specialized in it. She broke most of it up in one visit, but I still felt it week later and went back. Gone after 2 sessions. She also taught me how to do lymph drainage.
    7 months Flag
    • Stacey Blumberg Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thank you!

      7 months Flag
  • tes tes Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I had cording after lumpectomy. It bothered me at first because I didn't know what it was. Once I knew, a nurse told me it would self resolve and it did. It's been about six months since my surgery and I completely forgot I ever had it until reading your question. I paid it no mind and so didn't even notice when it left.
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