I am experiencing a cramping feeling on the side of my left breast. It hasn't changed in appearance and does not feel harder then before. While massaging to relieve the cramping feeling I noticed a cord like area inside my breast but it is not visible to the eye. Could this be mondors cord? I'm feeling a general soreness around the area.
3 Months Post Sub-muscular Breast Augmentation. Cramping Feeling on Left Side. Mondors Cord?
Doctor Answers 2
Do I Have Mondor's Disease?
Mondor's disease or Mondor's cord is merely a thrombosed superior epigastric vein secondary to surgery done on the breast. You could just call it a clotted vein, but I guess Dr. Mondor wanted his name on a disease. Sometimes when you raise your hand over your head, it is annoying, but in reality, it is not much more than that. A couple of Advil's a day should take care of most Mondor's cords.
From your description, I would say "yes", you have Mondor's cords. It resolves itself within 3 months or less. I recommend staying away from underwire bras as this tends to increase the length of time Mondor's cords are present.
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