Could I have moved something from my DIEP flap surgery 10 years ago that is causing this pain?
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DIEP flap Reconstruction
Possible sternum contusions
Rib pain after DIEP
I think you should go get evaluated, and likely get a chest Xray to check your rib alignment. I imagine this would get better on its own, but when we do these surgeries, there is typically a small amount of rib resected near the sternum to expose the blood vessels we need to hook into. So, it's not inconceivable something could have popped or strained.
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