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Chest Pain

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mittmott
mittmott Member Posts: 17
edited May 2022 in Breast Reconstruction

Hi, I'm many many years out of reconstruction, latisimus dorsi, and implants.. I've been getting chest pain, Been fully checked out by cardiologis, gastro, and even had a chest ct, looking for blood clot.. No one can explain my pain. Has anyone else had this? I'm thinking scar tissue, but can't find any ifo on this.


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  • parakeetsrule
    parakeetsrule Member Posts: 605
    edited May 2022
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    Check something called costochondritis and see if that rings any bells: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cos...

    I suspect I may have had this because it went away after I stopped exercising. But I also diagnosed with a recurrence in my chest shortly after that, so maybe an MRI or PET scan would be the next step for you just in case?

  • mittmott
    mittmott Member Posts: 17
    edited May 2022
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    I thought about costochondritis, but it's been going on for months now. Just had cat scan of chest and it shows nothing.


  • janewhite
    janewhite Member Posts: 49
    edited May 2022
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    I didn't have reconstruction, but I have had weird pains years after surgery. Maybe a nerve that was dead grew back or something.

    It is possible it could be an effect of your surgery, is what I'm saying. If it is, touching and massaging might help.

  • parakeetsrule
    parakeetsrule Member Posts: 605
    edited May 2022
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    Cat scans don't always show cancer. Most of mine is only visible on the PET. Hopefully your pain is something benign!
  • mittmott
    mittmott Member Posts: 17
    edited May 2022
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    thanks everyone. I wasn't thinking it was cancer, I'm thinking maybe implant problem or scar tissue. My implants are in quite a while