ago I had surgery for Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia in my left breast.
days after surgery the sutures ripped and I had to get them restitched.
of a sudden I am having severe sharp pain several times a day when
that breast comes into contact with anything.
this be adhesion pain?
I see the doctor?
half of breast cancer survivors are plagued by persistent pain years
after cancer surgery, Danish researchers found.
two to three years later was most common for younger women and those
who had axillary lymph node dissection, Dr. Rune Gärtner of the
University of Copenhagen and colleagues reported.
study appeared in the Nov. 11 2009 Journal of the American Medical
group conducted a study of all Danish women who received breast cancer
surgery and adjuvant therapy, if indicated, from 2005 through 2006.
they found was that of the 3,754 women age 18 to 70 years who particpiated
in the study, 47 percent of the patients reported pain in at least
one area of their body.
them, 13 percent had severe pain, with a score of at least 8 on the
daily pain was the norm.
39 percent of women who reported pain said it was of moderate severity
with a score of 4 to 7 points on the same scale. But overall, only
about a quarter of the women with pain sought any treatment for it.
disturbances -- such as allodynia, aftersensations, burning, or sensory
loss -- also appeared linked to chronic pain.