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I have newly formed scars with small blisters forming from necrosis on breatst after a mastectomy ?
Observe wound care: Depending on the wound tension and potential for infection, observation is typically advised with a topical cream such as silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream. Healing will likely ensue, possibly with a slightly wider scar. In other instances of obvious tissue necrosis, your surgeon may elect to excise the compromised tissue either early or in a delayed fashion. Keep in close contact with your surgeon to monitor wound. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had mastectomy with back tram flap n 2001. Last 2 days, area under my arm into back where scar is is hurting badly. Sharp n burning pain like pulled?
LATS back pain: SEEK immediate in person opinions and examination from a boarded Plastic Surgeon... ...Read more
10 yr bc survivor . Cxr showed a solid nodule in lung, or in chest wall. What's the difference of lung and chest wall? Scar tissue fm mastectomy ?
Need Further Work-Up: The chest wall refers to the ribcage and muscles that cover them; the lungs are within the rib cage. A solid nodule in either location, especially if it is new, requires further testing & possible biopsy to determine if it is cancerous or scar tissue; this should begin with a (pet) ct to determine exactly where this nodule is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Serious: The diagnosis is serious, and complete evaluation is important. There are lumpectomies, simple mastectomies, and extended node dissection mastectomies. Get the full plan, and risks and benefits from your surgeon. Breast is soft tissue with generally good tissue planes allowing relatively technically safe and reliable procedures. Bruising, swelling, and some pain are expected and controlled. ...Read more
Tough question: The answer is more complex than can be discussed in this brief space. Suffice to say mastectomy poses a massive challenge to one's psychological balance. The effects depend on the individual, of course, and some women will get to an even better place in terms of mental health. Family love & support, personal strategies for positive mindset, and professional help are all warranted. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maintainyour figure: If you mean mast. Bra and external prothesis -it is to maintain your figure after mastectomy they also make partial implants for filling out partial mastectomy voids ...... Downside hot, itchy in the summer-colder than you in the winter and expensive needing to be changed yearly but most insurance companies pay for them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers