I know it is normal to have some pain after breast reduction surgery and I shouldn't be surprised it hurts to cough or sneeze. How much pain is a sign of something else?
When Should I Consult a Physician Regarding Pain After a Breast Reduction?
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Breast reduction and pain
It is very hard to tell patients when the pain is a problem and could be something more serious. One potential pain issue is when there is significant differences between the two breasts and the same breast appears to be much larger than the other one. This can suggest a hematoma. The best thing to do is to follow closely with yoru surgeon.
Pain after breast reduction
Pain after Breast Reduction
Thank you for your question. Yes, after any surgery you will experience some pain. It's difficult to know if it's "normal" without examining you. I would suggest that if you have concerns, to go in and see your surgeon to make sure that all is well. Best Wishes!
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Pain After Breast Reduction
It is normal to have some pain after a reduction mammaplasty for a number of months but you should always let your surgeon know of your concerns so he can let you know if there is a problem or more commonly that it is normal and will resolve.
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