I had a pacemaker implant on January 21, 2020.  I am able to feel the leads under my skin, the surgical area, is this normal or should I be concerned.  The area is still tender and is this normal



by WazzA - 2020-04-14 17:15:40

Yes it is all quite normal to feel it more, once the initial swelling has gone, it will probably be a bit sore or tender for a good few months yet, as long as the wound has healed nicely & you are infection free you can enjoy the benefits of getting back to being fit & heathy. Best wishes


by Tracey_E - 2020-04-14 20:45:04

Give it more time, it can take 6-12 months to fully settle in and heal. That said, some people can still feel where the leads are long term. The sensitivity should go away. Are you moisturizing? Use something natural with no chemicals- vitamin e, aloe, cocoa butter, etc. 

Perfectly normal

by AgentX86 - 2020-04-14 22:54:58

I'm over two years out and my PM and its leads are clearly visible.  They're just under the skin and since I've lost weight since (and a lot more before) the surgery, so they're showing even more.  I can see where they come out of the PM and loop around and where they disappear under the collarbone.  Easily seen and you can feel them from across the room.  ;-)  They''re a little sensitive, particularly any pressure but there really isn't an reason to play with it (not a good idea).

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