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Hair Loss After Surgery Due To Pressure On Your Head From A Long Operation.

Hair Loss After Surgery Due To Pressure On Your Head From A Long Operation.

I had a Bilateral Mastectomy with DIEP Flap Reconstruction done at the same time. Since theis was a 15 in a half hour surgery of which 12 hours were with my feet above my head I woke up with my scalp killing me. Has anyone had a reaction on their scalp from the pressure on your head during surgery? I was told I had a "silver cap" (it could at least have been pink,lol) on my head and it was in a donut, or maybe that was the donut, who knows. Regardless,. all I know is my SCALP hurt after… read more

posted December 22, 2012 (edited)
A MyBCTeam Member

I’m wondering if they gave you something during surgery to bring your BP up ( if it went down during that very long surgery). They did that to my son in the ER when he had extreme hypotension and whatever they gave him it caused severe head pain! So much so that he was screaming in agony. Just a thought! I can’t believe it took so long to do your surgery! Wow!0

posted November 8

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