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Is feeling tingling and strangely sporadicly numb, tinged with some pain normal after lumpectomy with SNB? I'm 4 days out of surgery and fingers are tingling as I'm writing this....anything I can do for it? Also, is swelling on the effected side normal?

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Learning About Breast Cancer over 7 years
 
  • Diane Washington Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    Yes I still have those symptoms I been three months out of surgery. It can catch you off guard . But I sure in time everything will catch up with the other body parts.
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    Morning Carla, Had both, it was annoying but it's due to severed nerves. Still have both but to a lesser degree after 4 months. You will have sharp , piercing pain that will catch you off gaurd but it will eventually subside-also due to cut and damaged nerves. I call them GOTCHA pain. Those were really annoying during radiation.Hope you"re feeling better this morning and some of the anxiety is turning loose. I can"t speak to the swelling. Call your doctor and describe it. If you think it is increasing don't wait. Peace of mind is better than money. Do try to walk around to get the lymph sytem to pumping. It is bruised and traumatized and needs a kick start. Hang in there. Everyday away from surgery is a victory. Jo :-D
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      anonymous
      Survivor since 2012

      That little hand exercise I told you about helps with the pumping of lymph fluid. Fluid can cause tingling but it might just be those cut nerves.

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    • Carla Victor-rawson Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Jo, as always you are so helpful... Thank you. Must admit I think I'm starting to get a little depressed... I was up and about the 1st few days... Even drive to the doctors office myself... Now all I want to do is nothing...I'm just texting and...

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      Jo, as always you are so helpful... Thank you. Must admit I think I'm starting to get a little depressed... I was up and about the 1st few days... Even drive to the doctors office myself... Now all I want to do is nothing...I'm just texting and getting on the Internet ... Just don't know what's wrong with me:-(it's like I don't have the desire to move...tell me... Is this normal?

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      Survivor since 2012

      Totally!!!! The body is purging the anaesthesia and powerful pain meds and you're left with the residual flat bottom. May be awhile longer before it completely subsides. Water, water, water-but no mineral waters that may have sodium which will...

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      Totally!!!! The body is purging the anaesthesia and powerful pain meds and you're left with the residual flat bottom. May be awhile longer before it completely subsides. Water, water, water-but no mineral waters that may have sodium which will cause fluid retention. Walking is great. Don't know if you live in cool climate . The knowledge of the disease plays with your head even though it doesn't feel like it. Had my depression a couple of days ago again and had to get the girls on the site cheering section to help me through. As soon as the stitches are out and you can work on an exercise program for your arm and chest you'll get those good endophins flowing. I couldn't stay in the house so my sweet husband would take me for a ride everyday when I started to grind my teeth. I couldn't stand the bumps in the road even with the bra on so I held on to my breast to keep the jiggle down and we looked for smooth roads together. Bumps in the road of life took on a whole new meaning. HA!
      Post surgery is not a bed of roses but everyday will improve even if you don't feel it. As the incision closed and began to heal it was even more of a nuisance for me because it would tug as scar tissue forms and the body screams at the stitiches that it doesn't want anymore- that was good- so you have to move around. Won't bend your ear anymore. Good when all the stuff from the hospital is purged from the old body(My positive thought for the day). :-D Jo

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      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      I felt the same way. I wasn't expecting to feel that way after mine. I had an SNB but due to a positive Sentinel node had an Axillary Node Dissection. My whole arm felt tingly and heavy for a few weeks. I had my surgery on June 27. It is...

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      I felt the same way. I wasn't expecting to feel that way after mine. I had an SNB but due to a positive Sentinel node had an Axillary Node Dissection. My whole arm felt tingly and heavy for a few weeks. I had my surgery on June 27. It is starting to feel less tingly and heavy on the lower part of my arm. But the inner part of my arm and armpit still feel numb.

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      anonymous
      Stage 2A Patient

      2 weeks after my lumpectomy, I'm having more and more pain in the breast, like right in the middle, and nipple, and next to chest wall. No redness, and the stitches are screaming just like someone mentioned. I'm assuming this after pain is...

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      2 weeks after my lumpectomy, I'm having more and more pain in the breast, like right in the middle, and nipple, and next to chest wall. No redness, and the stitches are screaming just like someone mentioned. I'm assuming this after pain is normal? Doesn't matter if I put on jog bra, regular bra or nothing - pretty constant nagging discomfort, and I do catch myself holding the breast when moving around. The lumpectomy removed a 2.3 cm tumor. Haven't seen radiation and chemo docs - that's next week. Just trying to figure out how long this lumpectomy pain/discomfort will last?

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  • diane brandon Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I tried conceiving for 6 years to get pregnant and needed help! i visited several doctors but ought to no avail. doctors reports always confirmed me to be okay. luckily for me i was referred by a post i saw online of how Dr Twaha helped someone. Then contacted the great spell caster Email: dr_twaha@yahoo.com http://utmostsolutuions.webs.com/ Afterwards He cast a pregnancy spell for me and gave me a 2 months sure guarantee that i will conceive and he asked me just to believe which i did because i had lost all hope i met with my husband after i had done the necessary and i was so surprised that after 2 weeks i started noticing some changes in my body. i met with my Dr and he confirmed me pregnant naturally and today i have given birth. All thanks to this great Dr. i want to use this medium to tell other women out there having related pregnancy issues not to hesitate for years like i did.website http://utmostsolutuions.webs.com/ Email: dr_twaha@yahoo.com
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