I had breast reduction sugery 3 weeks ago, and know I have what feels as a vein running from under my breast and runs toward my stomach. Is this normal?
After Breast Reduction and Have a Veiny Feeling?
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Mondor's Vein after Breast Reduction?
Congratulations on having undergone the breast reduction procedure. Precise diagnosis and recommendations would require direct examination. Your description however is consistent with a thrombophlebitis of the veins under your breasts (Mondor's veins). This condition is usually self limited; symptoms may be treated with anti-inflammatories and/or warm compresses. Check with your plastic surgeon before beginning any treatment regimen.
It is possible that you have a Mondor's cord. If so, this is not a serious problem and it will improve with time. Be sure to keep your follow-up appointment with your surgeon. Ibuprofen seems to help, but you must check with your surgeon to be sure this is okay.
Michael Novia, MD