Very bumpy lead

Hi
My daughter (aged 7) had her battery changed 6 days ago. The wound is healing well but there is a quite prominent bump (part of a lead I think) above the pacemaker. It wasn't there before and she didn't have the leads changed. It's about 3/4 of an inch long and protrudes about 1/4 of an inch. I'm not sure if this is normal. Any ideas? Thanks


5 Comments

bumpy lead

by luckyloo - 2007-09-09 03:09:35

i have a bump too where the lead connects into the device. i didn't have it with my first device but have it after the second. my dr. said it's just the way the dr. placed it. my next one they will make sure to tuck things in better.

luckyloo

bumpy lead

by Vicki - 2007-09-09 05:09:10

I do too. Or at least I think that's what the bump is. I see the St. Jude rep for the first time on Tuesday.

Bumpy Lead.

by Stepford_Wife - 2007-09-09 07:09:01

I do as well. The tech said that it was the way it was coiled, and that part of it came undone, and pushed the connection forward. I have 2 bumps. One above the other.
It shouldn't be a problem.

~ Dominique ~

Likewise

by cbulifant - 2007-09-09 08:09:25

I echo all above comments, I to have the leads sticking out. As well as the unit. I'm of a muscular build so thought that may be the reason, have expressed concerns to my Dr. he says not ot worry. Chris

Ditto

by ela-girl - 2007-09-09 10:09:56

Hi, sarahi!

I, too, have a little piece of the lead that shows up under the skin about an inch under where my incision is. I was told not to worry--it is the way the lead was coiled. It's not a major eye sore but sometimes it itches because of the close contact with the skin!

ela-girl

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