Biopsy Scar Tissue?

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Biopsy Scar Tissue?

by Worldpeas on Sun Jul 24, 2005 12:00 AM

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i had an excisional (left) breast biopsy with needle/wire localization 6/27/05. today is 7/24/05. when i raise my left arm above my head, there is what looks and feels like a thick cord going from the bottom of the scar (at the base of my breast) down about 3-4 inches to the bottom of my rib cage. it is in an exact line. i went to my doctor and he said it was scar tissue. really? i understand about the scar tissue in and around the incision, but this "cord" (scar tissue) hurts when my arm is raised and it hurts all the way down to my rib cage. my rib cage feels bruised. i just want to know if it really could be scar tissue 3-4 inches away from the actual incision. thank you.

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by Dridenour on Tue Jan 17, 2006 12:00 AM

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So glad to find this website and your message. I have developed the same thing and I am scared. I go for my followup in February first one since radiation and lumpectomy. PLease email me with any thoughts. Jennifer

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by Worldpeas on Wed Jan 18, 2006 12:00 AM

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hello jennifer, i can't say that our circumstances are/were the same. i had exploratory surgery and they found no cancer present. your surgery and subsequent radiation was much more radical than my surgery and recovery. i hope this finds you well and healthy through and through! the problem i experienced (the cord) really must have been scar tissue. it did finally go away, although when it was there it really freaked me out. with every week that passed and probably 3 months after my surgery, it did go away - completely. i wish you well in your recovery and in finding the answers you are looking for. BE WELL!

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by Mmoble2 on Thu Aug 03, 2006 12:00 AM

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I have had two pelvic surgeries,intestinal bisection, and insertion and removal of a port-a-catheter in my treatment of cervical cancer (now in remission). Pain in my shoulder has been persistent, especially originating from the tiny port incision on my neck. I have had a good deal of success working with a physical therapist who does myofascial release of scar tissue. This involves a deep, slow stretching of the tissues to break the adhesions and release pressure and pain. Not entirely comfortable, it is by no means a massage, but the temporary discomfort is worthwhile over time. It is remarkable how the fascia in one area (say your abdomen can cause pain in the shoulder area due to the pulling of the tissues. While this is not a cure, it has made the pain more manageable. I recommend discussing this with your doctor if other treatments are not working.

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by BOOMBOOM on Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:00 AM

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Did your cord finally go away and what exactally was it? It couldn't be scar tissue if it disappeared could it? what did your dr say?

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