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I am 3 weeks post surgery. Had right side partial mastectomy with reconstruction. Left side breast reduction with reconstruction. The question is: why am I getting sharp pains deep within my left breast? I just started having them two days ago.

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Learning About Breast Cancer over 7 years
 
  • Anne Marie jacintho Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2003
    Are your pains constant? Or do they come and go? During surgery there is about of nerve damage and as the nerves start to heal they kind of make like stabbing types if pain. As the incision heals there is also a type of pulling or squeezing pain as the scar gets tighter. These pains come and go for 6 months to a year. 5 years since my surgery and out of the blue will get those twitches in by breast area every now and then. Other women I've talked too also mention this type of pain. Talk to your doctor and let them know what you are feeling.
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    • Katherine Ehrlich Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Yup. You were right. Thank you so much for your response. :)

      over 7 years Flag
  • Diane Washington Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    Yes I am five months out still have sharp pains and doctor says says nerve damage no concern. Time heals
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    • Katherine Ehrlich Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Nerve damage and some waking up. Luckily havent had pains as often as before. Thanks.

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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    The reconstructed breast has as much trama as the partial mastectomy. I'm 5 months out of surgery and 3 months out of radiation. Still have tenderness, occasional throb and unexpected twinges. Nerves heal and wake up and when they do you know it. Radiation can add to that conditon. I find that if i miss my exercise it can be worse. Scar tightens and muscles get stiff. Be good to yourself and tell your doctor your concerns to ease your mind. I see mine next week and will do the same but I don't know if you ever get accustomed to the new norm.
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    • Katherine Ehrlich Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thank you so much for your load of information. Luckily I no longer get the sharp pains as often as before. Still have numb spots. Some areas that are sore to push on. The new norm....ugh. lol.

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    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    I am 3 week post and I am the same. Nearly healed. I noticed today thinking is this normal. I was going to ask my appointment Mon. Thank you
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