Mondor's cord: What helps it go away?

Posted by lislordav @lislordav, Jun 5 7:50am

Hi. I had dmx with reconstructive surgery for DCIS back in March. Grade 3. One side had scabbing that wouldn't come off after 7weeks so plastic surgeon physically removed them and had to add 2 stitches. Day or so after that have pain in same side over ribs. Noticed thick vein over ribs that hurts. Surgeon said mondors cord and massage and warm compress. Wondering if I need PT to help it go away. Anyone else have same or similar? Thanks

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How are the massage and warm compresses working? You are able to massage it yourself? I haven't this--just ongoing pain and stiffness on lumpectomy side particularly where lymph nodes were removed. I'm in ongoing PT/rolphing anyway, and my practitioner helped with this. I gather PT is good for cording in general. Maybe ask for a referral if the self-care isn't enough?

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Thank you. The massaging seemed to help. I was told that a PT would reach out to me 3 months after surgery. It’s been 2 and a half months and I will be calling them instead of waiting just in case. The pain/cord is down along my side and rib cage and I massage downward with some lotion.

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@lislordav

Thank you. The massaging seemed to help. I was told that a PT would reach out to me 3 months after surgery. It’s been 2 and a half months and I will be calling them instead of waiting just in case. The pain/cord is down along my side and rib cage and I massage downward with some lotion.

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I really wished they would tell us what to expect afterwards before we have the surgery. Mondors cord, special compression bra and where to get, exercises, etc

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