Breast pain and high sensitiveness

Posted by sabitha @sabithamayo, Nov 28, 2022

I am Ms Sabitha , i was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in
2018 and had subsequent lumpectomy / lymph node disection followed by chemotherapy and radiation on my left breast.
I had earlier posted a thread in this group regarding "triple negative breast cancer recurrence"
I am having mamogram / scan and check up once in a year with my oncologist. I also do systematic self examination of breast twice in a month.
Post the treatment , i am having pain and high sensitiveness in my left breast due this i am having difficulties in my daily life. Sometimes pain/sensitiveness/ fullness is more , and its always with me for past 3 years.
Is there any ways to come out of this , or reduce the pain ?

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@sabithamayo I am sorry this continues for you. I have had a painful breast for some years after a lumpectomy. In my case it is because the scar tissue kind of went crazy and grew a lot. I know some other folks have talked about a nerve being trapped in the healing or not growing back correctly. I do remember someone having a second surgery to remove the scarring, I am sorry that I cannot remember where I read it.
I had a physical therapist help me with desensitization on another large scar I have by teaching me to rub it with a tissue then my hand, then wadded paper in order to be able to tolerate my clothing. I don’t know if this is something that will help, but as I always say “it’s worth a try, can’t hurt, might help”.
What have you tried so far to ease this?

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@sabithamayo I am sorry this continues for you. I have had a painful breast for some years after a lumpectomy. In my case it is because the scar tissue kind of went crazy and grew a lot. I know some other folks have talked about a nerve being trapped in the healing or not growing back correctly. I do remember someone having a second surgery to remove the scarring, I am sorry that I cannot remember where I read it.
I had a physical therapist help me with desensitization on another large scar I have by teaching me to rub it with a tissue then my hand, then wadded paper in order to be able to tolerate my clothing. I don’t know if this is something that will help, but as I always say “it’s worth a try, can’t hurt, might help”.
What have you tried so far to ease this?

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Dear Chris, thank you for the reply. When i had raised this issue to my doctor he told this is very common and i have to live with it .My scars are healed almost completely.Is this pain also related to lymphedema? I do yoga and meditation daily. I heard somewhere that self manual lymphatic drainage massage will help to come out of sensitivity and fullness. Is it true?

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I could not say where your pain is coming from, but if you have lymphadema it could be, and you should certainly seek out help and guidance for that as it can be a detriment to quality of life for sure. Have you discussed this with your doctor? Asked for a referral?

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