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Chest Pain After Bypass Surgery
I had bypass surgery quadruple bypass surgery about 4 months ago had chest pains about a week ago is there any way to test for heart attack after week?
I have had bypass surgery and still have sharp pain in the left side of chest. What are my options?
You have options: How long ago was surgery? If in past six months, could be a rib fracture (see chest radiograph), could be from sternal retractor, could be a costal neuralgia (damaged intercostal nerve. These are potential complications that do occur not infrequently. A rib fracture will resolve, a nerve problem may be treated by a pain doctor with good success. Talk to your surgeon.See 1 more doctor answer
My father underwent bypass surgery 2yrs ago, he's complaining dat he feels there's something pricking in his chest. What could be the possible cause? Ty
Stainless steel wire: Wires are the most common way, but cables and steel plates are also used.See 2 more doctor answers
Sternal incision: The sternum- breast bone is cut with a special saw and wired back together at completion and heals well in general. Done for most congenital, valvular and coronary operations for great exposure and safety and avoids other incisions in chest or groin!See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Still the standard way of performing a coronary bypass procedure.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Generally the sternum is divided in the midline with a special saw. It is then closed with special wires.See 1 more doctor answer
Get an endoscopy: A few things can cause upper chest or abdominal pain several years after a bypass. A marginal ulcer can occur at the anastomosis. The symptoms would occur more frequently after meals. Pain is usually the main symptom. A stricture could also occur, which would typically result from an ulcer. Have your symptoms evaluated with an upper scope. In the meantime use an OTC med like Prilosec or Nexium (esomeprazole).See 2 more doctor answers
Have had bypass surgery and still have pain in the left side of chest, should doctor be concerned?
Dad had bypass surgery almost 12-13 years back. Atimes the chest scar starts paining the docs told him not to worry, but still is there any remedy?
Possibly: If the scar is raised, it may have become a keloid. This is a thickened raised scar which can often be painful. Keloids can be treated in the office with a series of monthly injections which may help flatten the scar and make it less symptomatic. Scar products such as kelocote or scarguard may also help. Consult a dermatologist to see what options would work.See 2 more doctor answers
14 months post bypass op, have been diagnosed with non-cardiac chest pain. Pain level on a normal day is the same as two weeks after surgery, why?
Happens: I've see this before: some people have very troublesome chest wall pain after CABG surgery related to scar formation and adhesions. I've found that physical therapists who are skilled with scar manipulation and stretching can provide significant relief. Some people have relief with Lyrica (pregabalin) or neurontin. Keep your spirits up - it's worse when you're down. Try to be as active as you're able. Gd luck.
My wife's grandma has quad bypass surgery last friday. Her chest hasn't been stitched up yet. Is this a bad sign? Lost lot of blood during surgery.
Ask her doctor: I'd guess the answer is yes, but this isn't something to speculate on. It's ok to ask the doctors and nurses what's going on.See 1 more doctor answer
I had quad bypass surgery April 1, 2010. Still today, I have occasional chest-wall pain. It's so tender, it pains me sometimes just to touch the skin.
I had gastric bypass surgery 3 days ago now I am having some pain in my right upper chest. Could thi be gas or should I worry about a PE? No leg pain
Yes, it's possible!: Your chest pain can be from any of the following causes: PE, heart attack, heartburn, ulcer, pneumonia, pneumothorax, medication reaction, or other causes. You should call your surgeon ASAP for immediate consultation. If they are unavailable then go to ER immediately for evaluation for possible PE or other causes.
My mom got gastric bypass surgery 6 years ago and she is having severe pain below her breast bone in the middle of her chest. Relieved 10-30 mins?
Reflux GERD: Sounds like she is having a problem with her esophagus which may be gerd (gastro esophageal reflux disease). She should try taking Prilosec (over the counter) twice a day for two weeks straight and see if there is any improvement. If there is, she should continue taking it. She may also want to see a gastroenterologist.See 2 more doctor answers
Sternum: Most cases require the sternum to be divided.See 2 more doctor answers
Unfused sternum after bypass surgery resulting in chronic pain two years after surgery...treatment options?
What did surgeon say: This is going to be a problem for you if not addressed, as even simple things like inhaling, sitting, or anything requiring your ribs to expand or contract is destabilized from not having your sternum connected (fused) from the CABG surgery/stenting. Have you spoken to your surgeon? That is a good place to start, so you can discuss options. Hard to replace Mother's Nature's own design. Start there
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