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Can a mastectomy with lymph node removal lead to intense itching in the arms?

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In brief: NO

Mastectomy with lymph node dissection some times may result in numbness at inner part of upper arm due to part of surgery the nerve will be removed, intense itching of arms (?Both) is not due to surgery.
If immediate post of may due to some chemical reaction of antiseptics on the skin , or late post of may be due reaction ( drug allergy) to medication, see your physician to fine the cause.

In brief: NO

Mastectomy with lymph node dissection some times may result in numbness at inner part of upper arm due to part of surgery the nerve will be removed, intense itching of arms (?Both) is not due to surgery.
If immediate post of may due to some chemical reaction of antiseptics on the skin , or late post of may be due reaction ( drug allergy) to medication, see your physician to fine the cause.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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Dr. Rafael Lugo
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In brief: Not usually

This is not an usual symptom, but it can be a sign of edema.
If your arms are swollen see your doctor.

In brief: Not usually

This is not an usual symptom, but it can be a sign of edema.
If your arms are swollen see your doctor.
Dr. Rafael Lugo
Dr. Rafael Lugo
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