Suddenly Have Pain/sensativity in Left Breast Near Arm Pit & Side

I had my surgery in 2008. I have always had some sensativity on that side but about two months go they got real hard & swollen for a couple of days. They went down & now the left one is VERY sensative, near arm pit. could it be scar tissue or an infection?? its very painful

Doctor Answers 5

Sudden pain in the left breast

It would be informative to know if there was any trauma that preceded your temporary hardness and swelling that you experience 2 months ago. Trauma to this area could cause some degree of internal bleeding and inflammation which could lead to a capsular contracture. It would be important to make sure there are no indications of underlying infection. You should contact your plastic surgeon so that you can be properly evaluated.

Omaha Plastic Surgeon
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See your surgeon asap

This could be a sign of capsular contracture. Please see your surgeon as soon as you can for a physical examination.

Jerome Edelstein, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Breast implant, breast augmentation

It is difficult to tell you what is going on without an examination. Any new pain or change in texture and feel of the implant should be evaluated. It could be capsular contracture or any number of other possibilities.

David L. Abramson, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Have Pain/sensativity in Left Breast Near Arm Pit & Side

Please see both your plastic surgeon and a breast surgeon ASAP.  Evaluation of the pain and redness should be done via physical exam and or the use of possible adjunct tests such as ultrasounds and even a possible mammogram. Good luck hope all is well.

Ernesto Hayn, MD
West Palm Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Pain in breasts

Pain and swelling in a breast is always worrisome. I would go to see your surgeon to make sure everything is OK.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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