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Topic: White raised bumps on BC affected arm

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Posted on: Feb 18, 2018 01:17PM

nsweeney43 wrote:

I have recently noticed that every time I do any type of exercise (most recently shoveling) I develop these raised white hive-like spots on my lymph node affected arm. These spots go diagonally down my arm to the inside of my elbow. I haven’t been affected by lyphedema since my surgery. I did however get cellulitis in this arm and it cleared as soon as I was able to get antibiotics. Any help is appreciated! The first picture is how it looks, the last two pictures I messed with the color settings so the spots were clearer.


Dx 4/8/2015, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/19 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 4/8/2015, DCIS, Right, Stage 0 Surgery 5/15/2015 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 7/17/2015 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 8/13/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 12/1/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Feb 22, 2018 02:20AM - edited Feb 22, 2018 02:24AM by hugz4u

Hum that is strange. Looks like welts. Tells me you should see a lymphedema therapist maybe once a month just to watch you and clear your nodes and get education. Having cellulitis makes me want to say be vigilant in the future. Unless you have early stage lymphedema it doesn't go away completely so maybe you have it more than you think. Do keep us posted. We are all learning here. Be well

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May 5, 2018 09:13AM lg10 wrote:

Hi! I was just looking for posts about this. I had surgery 3 months ago and haven't really worked out since. Yesterday I did a few arm exercises and today I woke up with the exact same "hives" on my inner upper arm. I've massaged them a little and they seem to be disappearing, but I was wondering if you ever got any expert advice on this?

Dx 1/3/2018, DCIS/IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 1/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 1/29/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 3/15/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 5/10/2018 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 5/10/2018 Perjeta (pertuzumab)
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May 11, 2018 10:32AM - edited May 11, 2018 02:45PM by nsweeney43

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Dx 4/8/2015, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/19 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 4/8/2015, DCIS, Right, Stage 0 Surgery 5/15/2015 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 7/17/2015 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 8/13/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 12/1/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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May 11, 2018 02:46PM nsweeney43 wrote:

I still am getting it and I haven’t spoke to my pcp or mo. Please let me know if you figure out what it is!!

Dx 4/8/2015, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 2, 4/19 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Dx 4/8/2015, DCIS, Right, Stage 0 Surgery 5/15/2015 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 7/17/2015 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 8/13/2015 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 12/1/2015 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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May 14, 2018 05:45PM - edited May 14, 2018 05:46PM by hugz4u

Just thinking here. other than a le therapist adermy or vascular doctor is the “go to" for lymphedema complications. Try that. Make sure they are familiar with lymphedema.

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