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Topic: Swelling 2.5 years after exchange

Forum: Surgery - Before, During, and After — Surgical options and helpful tips for recovery and side effects.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2020 10:13AM - edited Jun 30, 2020 12:41PM by BringOn2017

BringOn2017 wrote:

Hi I'm asking for anyone with similar experience. I had bilateral exchange 2.5 years ago. All well. Last night I got swelling over right implant. I'll be getting a scan tomorrow and hopefully see my surgeon after. Just a question.... has anyone experienced this after a very very bad bout of coughing? I had some bad muscle pain around 6 weeks ago after very bad coughing and again a bad spell on sunday. Anyone with experience of this? Another thing I'm just thinking about... I'm recovering from covid pneumonia and coughing was due to that. Could it be an immunological reaction? Anyone had problems after covid? Should I post elsewhere?


The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune's spite; revive from ashes and rise. Dx 1/23/2017, DCIS, Right, Stage 0, 0/4 nodes, ER+ Surgery 2/21/2017 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Jun 30, 2020 11:26PM - edited Jun 30, 2020 11:27PM by MinusTwo

Bring - I have breast & truncal lymphadema. Many docs don't diagnose or understand the treatment for this. Take a look at the link below to see if this might be part of the issue.

https://www.stepup-speakout.org/

Edited to say that lymphadema can develop any time - even 20 years out.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Jul 1, 2020 03:26AM BringOn2017 wrote:

Thanks. I think I have a seroma rather than lymphedema. Waiting for scan and fingers crossed. Xxx

The phoenix hope, can wing her way through the desert skies, and still defying fortune's spite; revive from ashes and rise. Dx 1/23/2017, DCIS, Right, Stage 0, 0/4 nodes, ER+ Surgery 2/21/2017 Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement

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