Why did a hard, painful lump appear on my chest and pain on my right side post gyno surgery after throwing a ball to my dog?
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Hard Lump After Surgery
Thanks for the post. At 1 week you are very early in the healing process and the hard lump you are feeling can be just a normal part of the healing process. The fact that you noticed it after throwing a ball may be just a coincidence. The one thing I would have evaluated is whether you developed a fluid collection or hematoma which can sometimes cause a fullness under the nipple. I recommend bringing your concerns up with your plastic surgeon, especially if the problem is still ongoing.
It is possible the movement of throwing a ball just 7 days post-surgery aggravated something internally. The lump may be a collection of fluid and should go away, however you should see your surgeon to be evaluated.
Painful Lumps After Gyno Surgery
As you heal, the area may feel “lumpy” and irregular. This, too, decreases with time, and massaging these areas will help soften the scar tissue. The #compression garment helps reduce the swelling, and the longer it is worn, the more quickly you will #heal. It can also assist in the retraction of the skin. If you have any concerns about #healing, its best to ask questions of your surgeon or their nursing staff.
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