Pain around icd

About 6 months after my icd was installed I started experiencing soreness and pain around the unit. Has anyone else had this? Does it go away? Is there anything you can do about it? 

Thank you 



by Tracey_E - 2021-01-11 11:17:36

Are you doing anything new to aggravate the scar tissue? Sleeping differently, new exercise? Usually when mine has become sore, I've been able to trace it back to something I did. 

Watch for any signs of infection- red streaks, swelling, oozing, fever. If you see any other signs with the soreness, give your doctor a call and ask for cultures. If it's infected, it's important to be proactive and aggressive. 

what to do about it

by Tracey_E - 2021-01-12 10:35:42

Ice will help

Soreness- what to do about it

by Urties - 2021-01-12 12:26:42

Thank you for your information and advice. 

Pain over PM

by permkassen - 2021-01-16 10:38:10

hi all. I've had my PM for a year now and still have on touch and a numbness over the Pm. my EP thats common and the pain can persist for a while. Makes sleeping a bit difficult as I have my PM on the right side. I do use a towel against my PM and that seems to make me more comfortable. any comments would be appretiated. By the way I still do get irregular beats now and then. is this normal?


by Pop - 2021-01-17 17:30:08

Had my PM now for just over 3 years, sometimes sore at the top of the unit, can see a wire out of the top which protudes under the skin. still having palpitations and breathless especially having climbed stairs. At the moment a small swelling has appeared also at top.Just getting over covid infection, darent go antwhere at the moment due to coved. I dont like complaining as the answer is usually thigs are normal. Have posted in this site before used 7 years  6 months of battery power in the first 8 weeks, PM turned to prelong battery life. Still get dizzy spells and breathlessnes.

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