Q: My chest hurts, under my surgery site.
Sometimes, there is a dull thud-like pain under my surgery site. It isn't the breast tissue, it feels like the muscle. And when I take a deep breath, it hurts and thuds....it makes me worry. My year 2 mammo is coming up. But that just checks the breast, what if there is something under it, closer to my bone? sometimes it just hurts so much? what test can I ask for just in case?
It could be a pulled muscle, but if it has lasted longer than a muscle strain would, then I'd suggest you call the doctor. That's who should decide if tests are necessary and which ones. This could be a problem with scar tissue or even something in your ribs like costochondritis (an arthritis-like inflammation of the cartilage in the rib cage.) Of course, it is possible that it is cancer related, so get the doctor to check you. In the meantime, try not to worry because there are so many things it could be other than cancer. Let us know what you find out.
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