I had a right side mastectomy 1 week ago. Now I have really bad cramps in my right groin. What could be causing it? (photos)

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Post op problems

Please call your doctor immediately.  As stated previously, this may be nothing, but you don't want to miss something dangerous like a blood clot.  Please, please call your doctor. Your doctor wants to hear about something like this!


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I had a right side mastectomy 1 week ago. Now I have really bad cramps in my right groin. What could be causing

Could be due to anesthesia. Please call and see your operative surgeon ASAP.. Best to seek care before posting, we do not know your medical/surgical history... 

Breast reconstruction

It is difficult to see the specifics in your photo, but I agree that you should be evaluated for a potentially dangerous blood clot.  

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Post Operative Complications

You should see you doctor immediately.   Groin cramps may be nothing more than a pulled muscle but other things such as a blood clot must be ruled out.  See you doctor immediately.   My Best,  Dr C

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