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Is it normal for my internal scar tissue to be severely painful 5 months after lumpectomy surgery? It also seems to be effecting the sensation in my left nipple

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Learning About Breast Cancer almost 8 years
 
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    Kristen, I had a lumpectomy on my left breast April 4 and just finished 16 radiation treatments.The incision ended at the base of my nipple and it is VERY sensitive. I've been told by my doctors the nerves are healing and will twinge and stab for a long time, but it is always good to voice your pains to your doctor. My discomfort is less than when in treatment but still bothersome. Good thoughts your way. Jo
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2003
    Hi kristen I am almost 10 years after my bilateral mastectomies and I still get pain in the incision area every now and then I've been told by my surgeon that is from the nerve damage during the multiple surgeries as the incision heals the scar gets tighter causing pulling type of pain. Some times a deep pain also from my lymph node biopsies I get sensitivity in the underarm area and a sharp pain every now and then. Call your surgeon and make him/her aware of your discomfort take care
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Thank you so much. I just needed to know of it was normal or something alarming. My surgeon hasn't called me back yet. Also the incision was right next to my nipple and I feel like its way too sensitive, it doesn't feel normal.
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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      I just finished 16 radiation tx and I got burnt really bad. My nipple is almost black and has hard places around it and still very sore. I have been told it can take a year to heal. Good luck!

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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Halo i'm 25, I had excision on my right breast may this year.. i'm still feeling very sharp pain... I just hope i will stop feeling this pain although I called my doc he said I should take pain relieve but yet d pains is on and off... kind of frustrating seriously.
    over 4 years Comment Flag

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