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smitters1
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Joined: Jun 2011

Has anyone had scar tissue removed after having a bilateral mastectomy?

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tufi000
Posts: 525
Joined: Jun 2005

I just live with it though they did a scan once to check it

smitters1
Posts: 7
Joined: Jun 2011

My surgeon more or less told me to live with it but it is really, really tight. I have been to physical therapy twice and do exercises at home but it doesn't seem to help. Maybe I will ask for a scan to check it out. I had a pacemaker implanted on June 19th and of course that made my chest even tighter.

cinnamonsmile
Posts: 1168
Joined: Dec 2010

I have a really bad problem with scar tissue from the BMX. I just did months of OT with myofascial release. I can tell it has been tightening up again now a year after OT. I just live with it. I don't think I would have surgery to remove, because I think any new surgery would make more scar tissue and I have enough problems with lymphedema and pmps.
Is it that bad for you?

smitters1
Posts: 7
Joined: Jun 2011

Thanks for the input. It is pretty bad and to make matters worse I had to have a pacemaker implanted so it makes my chest even tighter than it was. I have been to physical therapy twice and do exercises at home but it doesn't seem to help. I am also doing massage therapy and that helps a little.

cinnamonsmile
Posts: 1168
Joined: Dec 2010

I am sorry that you have so much problems with scar tissue. I know that is what I call such an icky surreal feeling.It can almost drive a person nuts.

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lynn1950
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Joined: Jun 2008

I have problems with scar tissue too. I've decided to just live with it. xoxoxo Lynn