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Hi

It's been a while since I've been on this forum and it's all changed! I hope I'm posting in the right place, Dx'd Feb 2012. Some people may remember me.

I am experiencing burning sensations in the reconstructed breast with some pain too. Obviously worried about metastatic disease.

Has anyone else had similar?

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  • exbrnxgrl
    exbrnxgrl Member Posts: 5,048
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    Hi,

    If you’ve been experiencing pain for at least two weeks please call your doctor. You should have no worries about metastatic disease as metastatic means the cancer has moved to organs* beyond the breast and breast pain would not be a symptom. While it’s possible to have a local recurrence, only your doctor can make that diagnosis. Take care

    *typically bone, brain, liver , lungs. Cancer confined to the breast is not metastatic.

  • lucca06
    lucca06 Member Posts: 17
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    Hi wintersocks, this exact thing happened to me earlier this year (I was diagnosed in 2011) It was a really intense burning sensation in my reconstructed breast and sometimes my armpit. I was referred back to the breast unit and had an ultrasound. It was all clear with nothing of concern just a lot of scar tissue which the doctor said might be causing it. It's stopped now and I haven't had it for a couple of months. I think mine might possibly have been triggered by exercise? Hope that gives you some reassurance but like exbrnxgrl says best to get it checked.

  • ctmbsikia
    ctmbsikia Member Posts: 758
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    I also get pains here and there, and I had 1 post diagnosis biopsy in year 2 and was found to be fat necrosis. I too, believe it was brought on by exercise, so I don't tempt my breasts with push ups, weight training, or really heavy lifting because it could cause further issues. Hope all i turns out to be fine.

  • francesca30
    francesca30 Member Posts: 63
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    it's been 4 years for me and I still get pains all over my body. Lucca may be right, it might be triggered by exercise, I noticed a lot of soreness in the axillary and mastectomy area after work out.

  • newnorm
    newnorm Member Posts: 54
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    wintersocks I’ve got my fingers crossed everything is ok for you. Please let us know. You’ve always been inspiration for others. Hopefully all is ok.

  • clars
    clars Member Posts: 46
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    Hi @wintersocks I hope you are ok. I just wanted to say so many of your old posts have given me such a boost. I’ve read a lotttttt of threads from way back and your name stands out x

  • castigame
    castigame Member Posts: 336
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