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

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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

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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

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

Groin pain following a breast reconstruction

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If you are experiencing unusual pain then you should contact your surgeon.  Better safe than sorry.  It is not possible to diagnose a problem from your description.  

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Post Operative Complications

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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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