Pain and enlarged breast

Hello.  I am 48 years old and had to have a PM in December last year.  I have started noticing my breast appears to be larger and is tender.  I thought I would ask if anyone else has that problem?  I know it is also a sign of breast cancer, but before I jump to conclusions and freak myself out, I thought I would start with the group to see if anyone has had this issue.  I do sleep on the left side and am just now getting use to the PM.  Any help would be appreciated.





by Tracey_E - 2020-08-04 21:24:31

Is the swelling new or has it been that way since your surgery? I had swelling after a replacement, but it didn't appear later, it just never went away after the surgery. A heating pad took care of it, it was just fluid. If it's new, you need a mammo asap! Don't assume it's the pacer. Even if it is the pacer, you need a mammo asap to rule out anything else. 

get a mammo!

by Original Cyndy - 2020-08-14 13:22:49

Please do check this out ASAP, if yiu haven't already! Some types of BC can grow very fast (I had a clean mammo in Nov, a nickel-sized lump in July). No such thing as a slly question, etc. And do keep us posted...


by mjat216 - 2020-09-25 23:48:17

Hello guys.  Happy to report that I had my diagnostic mammogram and all is clear.  Praising God!  I guess the enlarged breast is just a new thing and the discomfort is something I have to get used to.

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