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Is it normal to still have constant pain 2 1/2 years after having my right upper lobe removed for cancer?

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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Possibly

Especially after thoracotomy - so-called post-thoracotomy pain syndrome .
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In brief: Possibly

Especially after thoracotomy - so-called post-thoracotomy pain syndrome .
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Dr. Eric Toloza
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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology

In brief: Not normal but possi

Some people may get pain for this long after open thoracotomy.
It usually comes from fractured ribs(usually for 6-12 months). It can, however, come from a disrupted intercostal nerve, this can give rise to neuropathic pain. It is best to see a pain specialist because this is a treatable condition.

In brief: Not normal but possi

Some people may get pain for this long after open thoracotomy.
It usually comes from fractured ribs(usually for 6-12 months). It can, however, come from a disrupted intercostal nerve, this can give rise to neuropathic pain. It is best to see a pain specialist because this is a treatable condition.
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
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