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How much pain will there be after lymph node removal under the arm pit?

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Stage 1 Patient almost 7 years
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  • Erin Timlin Profile
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    乳癌幸存者从 2011
    I have to say, my lymph node removal was a bit worse than anything else. Everyone is different. I had 14 removed and was left with a very tiny scar, so from what I understand, the doctor can move around quite a bit through a small incision. The area is naturally tender, so I felt a good deal of pain and discomfort but I slept fine and was totally mobile. Just not a fun area to have operated on. They'll give you some good meds, and plan to have a smaller narrow pillow to elevate your arm while you sleep for a while. Good luck!
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    乳癌幸存者从 2012
    It probably will be affected by the number removed. I only had 3 sentinel nodes removed. The pain was minimal but one must be vigilant against scar tissue that can form even way out from surgery. It is my tiny, painful reminder of cancer. I hope you will not have to have many removed. The least invasive under the arm the better.
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    My pain was also minimal and I did not need pain medication either. I was able to do my normal activity but I didn't push it. I had surgery in August lumpectomy & node removal i started 35 radiation treatments in Oct and finished in Nov. I started tamoxifen the day after the last Rad treatment and today just completed my first month and I feel fabulous. I pray you go the same route because it wasn't as crazy as everyone made it to be. I prayed to god to give me the strength and courage to not be afraid and it got me through. Good luck be strong and feel free to comment. Where all here for each other . Xoxoxo
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    Its not too bad. I had 5 removed and didn't need drains. It was sore for a few days, but was back to normal within 3 wks.
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    Not as painful as you think. God bless you.
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  • Lorraine Hill Profile
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    I was diagnosed with idc on 5th dec had lumpectomy and lymph node biopsy on 24th dec . Results back on the 9th jan from this already know I'm oestrogen receptor and her2 positive . The pain from surgery was minimal didn't even need to take pain killers ! I had full arm movement within a couple of days it's a numb tingling feeling at the moment . I am also feeling very sad and extremely exhausted . I put this down to anxiety and hope when I get my pathology report and treatment plan it will be better . Best wishes to you !
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