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Can someone who has had a mastectomy with lymph node removal end up with unusual itching in the arms?

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Dr. Greg Pahnke
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Yes

Possible contact dermatits from our cleaning solutions- betadine or chloraprep .
Or we set off hidradenitis(infection) in the sweat glands - but that is usually pain but all tempered by the fact that we may have cut the third intercostal- brachial nerve to get out the lymph nodes but that usually causes numbness or a "weird" tingling feeling - dysesthesias - in the armpit and down the.

In brief: Yes

Possible contact dermatits from our cleaning solutions- betadine or chloraprep .
Or we set off hidradenitis(infection) in the sweat glands - but that is usually pain but all tempered by the fact that we may have cut the third intercostal- brachial nerve to get out the lymph nodes but that usually causes numbness or a "weird" tingling feeling - dysesthesias - in the armpit and down the.
Dr. Greg Pahnke
Dr. Greg Pahnke
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In brief: Yes

This may be a sign of lymphedema, which can sometimes result from lymph node removal, especially if you had radiation of the armpit area.
A compression garment, which gently squeezes the fluid out of your arm, might help. These are custom made, see your oncologist or surgeon to get started.

In brief: Yes

This may be a sign of lymphedema, which can sometimes result from lymph node removal, especially if you had radiation of the armpit area.
A compression garment, which gently squeezes the fluid out of your arm, might help. These are custom made, see your oncologist or surgeon to get started.
Dr. Scott Welker
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