Raised Area

I had my pacemaker put in on 7/14/08. I had the stapes removed on 7/22/08. There is a raised area about the size of a half of a baseball around the incision. I do not have a fever and I feel fine. Is this something I should be concerned about or will it go away in time. I weight about 200 lbs. Thank for your time.


takes time

by Tracey_E - 2008-07-27 03:07:59

It takes time for the swelling to go down. You haven't had it very long yet. If there's no redness or heat, it's probably just fluid and you can try a heating pad on low for ten or fifteen minutes at a time.

same issue

by tinkerbell13 - 2008-07-30 03:07:44

its ironic because I had my pacemaker implanted on the same day, the 14th of July and am experiencing the exact same problem. Except I am having pain with my swelling, a lot of pain and a little bruising. I actually see my cardiologist, the surgeon today. I will let you know how it goes and what he has to say.


I'm just saying...

by Paula - 2008-07-30 04:07:31

Sounds like you should call your doctor. It may be normal, but maybe not. If in doubt, ease your fears with a quick, gentle, but insistent call.

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A properly implanted and adjusted pacemaker will not even be noticeable after you get over the surgery.