Upper back, collarbone pain 6 mo after pacemaker
Hello - 32 yo. 7 mo post op. I've been having back pain and pain under the collarbone for the last 3 days. I'd started out on my pacemaker side as a nerve ish type pain, but now it's extending over my whole back to where I can't get comfortable when I sleep and need Tylenol.
I'm in the hospital now because I had similar pain a week after my surgery. They sent me
home from the ER with a dx of pleurisy, but 2 days later I was back in the ER by ambulance due to cardiac tampenade. I came in this time
becagse I was worried it's happening again.
This time, Echo and chest X-ray look good. It seems like no one is overly concerned but I'm worried im not conveying my symptoms effectively. Has this happened to anyone else?
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