Pain on lymph nodes and swollen after double mastectomy
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Lymph node pain
It sounds like you have some damage to the structures in your underarm where the lymph nodes used to be. Sometimes this happens because of scar tissue. Have your doctor send you to a physical therapist in your area to check for lymphedema- this means arm swelling caused by lymph node removal. They may be able to help with pain, reduce swelling, and work with you to make arm movement easier and not as sore. If they do not find lymphedema changes, talk to your doctor about a nerve block to treat possible damage to nerve endings in the area.
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