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Rib Pain After Mastectomy

Rib Pain After Mastectomy

I was diagnosed jan 2015 had a bilateral mastectomy. I have severe chronic rib pain on my lower right ribs which radiate round to my spine. It’s a lot lower than my scar and I cannot even describe the pain I’m in. My oncologist says it’s nerve damage, my rheumatologist says it’s fibromyalgia pain but this is not in the muscle it is actually in the rib bone. I can’t get anyone to take me seriously my oncologist won’t order any more scans and I’m literally got to the point of not wanting to live… read more

A MyBCTeam Member said:

Definitely get a second or third opinion. Your body is telling you something is wrong. You could have a fractured rib for all they know. Maybe the inner workings of your breast pocket are off? Take care and keep asking questions until they fix it.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

That sounds aweful. You need to see another doctor and get another opinion. It’s poosibke you have scar tissue build up pressing on a nerve? No one should suffer pain like that after going through what you have.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I have weird rib pain on my right side I am seeing the surgeon Tuesday. Had lumpectomy then masectomy and 23 lymph nodes out ,radiation ,seroma on breast wall then cellulitis on top of seroma I just figured the pain was from all that. It is just a hard lumpy mess now. I hope you find something to help the pain. I started using cbd cream on the area and it seems to help a bit

posted over 3 years ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I found exercises helped a lot with my pain.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

Why don’t you request a new oncologist or something bc it’s not right that your suffering this badly. Best wishes for you

posted over 3 years ago
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