Reason for Pain and Constant Discomfort in Breast?
- Asked by lizzy2011 in Corpus Christi, TX
- 2 years ago
August will be 2 years since I have had my breast augmentation. I chose silicone implants. Since then, my left breast has had painful sensations along with tingling, burning, itching, sharp pain in my nipple, and basically nonstop discomfort.
I have check with both my surgeon and general dr about this but neither seem to think it's a problem. I have had a mammogram/ultrasound done and both came back normal. I can't continue to live with this pain and constant worry about what could be wrong.
It is alway a challange treating pain
2 years pain is not normal. A reevaluation to identify the root cause with help. If all else is normal, I would speculate that they may have been nerve injury. While unpredicatalbe, it might be that you consider removal of your implant. Unfortunately, there is no certainty in its effectiveness.
Pain 2 years after breast augmentation not normal
Based on what you describe, you could be experiencing neuropathic pain (pain from a sensory nerve that is irritated or inflammed). Its great that you already completed your mammogram. If you have already visited with your plastic surgeon, you may want to consider seeing a pain management specialist for non-narcotic treatment. Best of luck.
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Pain and Discomfort after Breast Augmentation
Pain and discomfort after breast augmentation is common during the first few weeks and a month or two after the procedure. Occasionally some patients may experience increased sensitivity of the areolas because after the augmentation their nipples may stick out to a degree that it gets irritated, but this usually goes away a few months after surgery. If a patient continues to have discomfort and pain after several months following a breast augmentation. This also may be related, a situation called capsular contracture which may cause a hardness and deformity of the breast. Usually the final stage of capsular contracture is painful as well.
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Pain in breast 2 years after breast implants
Based on your symptoms it sounds like you have nerve pain due to a sensory nerve being stretched by your breast implant. You should not have this type of pain 2 years after surgery. You may be able to get temporary relief with lidocaine injections, but you may need revisional surgery to address this problem.
I recommend you consult with your plastic surgeon or seek a second opinion for this issue.
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