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Topic: Sharp pain in DIEP breast 5 years post-op

Forum: Pain —

Share important questions and provide support to others experiencing breast cancer and treatment-related pain.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2014 12:08AM

oldlady wrote:

Rt breast dx with ER/PR+, H2- Stage 2 B in early 40s Had bilat mast with DIEP and 5 years ago.  Lots of complications with DIEP ironically with left breast and had lat flap about 5 months later for left breast. Chemo, rad, Tamoxifen (still taking)  Still seeing onc. twice a year Still no feeling in either breasfor the most part

Anyway, I am now noticing a sporadic sharp pain on the outside of the left breast.  Seems very odd since it has been so long since surgeries.  Any experience with this?

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Aug 4, 2014 05:16PM shabby6485 wrote:

Hello, I have a similiar experience.  I am two years out and started having a sharp intermittent shooting pain.  I am numb as well.  Wondering if it was nerve regeneration of some sort?  For me, it's only one one side...

Dx 3/2012, LCIS Surgery 8/13/2012 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Aug 7, 2014 03:00AM cli wrote:

having similar shooting pains in both breasts and under arm (had lymph nodes removed) eight years after DIEP plus implants (small) .  Any ideas on how to stop or mitigate? 

Dx 10/27/2005, ILC, Left, <1cm, Stage IIB, 3/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/30/2008 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap, Nipple reconstruction; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap, Nipple reconstruction
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Feb 4, 2015 02:37AM TrinityS wrote:

I am four years post double mx chemo, radiation and failed reconstruction. I have been having shooting pains inmy left chest. Severe enough to take my breath away and stay tender. Any idea what may be going on? Reason for concern?

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Jul 1, 2018 02:37PM LakeHouse2016 wrote:

I am 6 yrs post op bilateral DIEP and sharp shooting pain has begun in my left breast, worse when I lay down. I’m seeing these posts with similar concerns but no explanation as to what folllow up revealed? Please respond!

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Jul 1, 2018 07:41PM - edited Jul 2, 2018 01:03PM by cathiero

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Dx 11/2007, DCIS, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 12/6/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 2/10/2008 Breast Hormonal Therapy 4/1/2008 Femara (letrozole) Dx 8/2013, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 10/7/2013 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap Chemotherapy 11/7/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Aug 29, 2018 01:24AM Amndgrl wrote:

I was wondering if you got an answer to your questions? I too have shooting pain in my right breast.

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Sep 1, 2018 02:54PM Ericamary wrote:

hi, having pain above the faux nipple on my diep flap scar and bad itching. I'm 10 years out. This is all new suddenly. Drs. Say its nothing? It's in the breast I never had cancer in? Anyone else experience this?its been going on 2 months and rnn No back and forth to many Drs.........

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Sep 4, 2018 04:18AM GwennyMD wrote:

I have had weird pains periodically for last couple of months. Sometimes it is sharp, sometimes it is just achy. I had bilateral DEIP 5 years ago. I usually have the pain in the right breast. I find the whole situation confusing since the breasts are numb. It would be nice if one of our many doctors had an answer for us.

Dx 12/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage IIB, 2/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/6/2013 Lumpectomy: Left, Right; Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Chemotherapy 3/18/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Doxil (doxorubicin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 10/14/2013 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap, Free TRAM flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap, Free TRAM flap

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