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Pains After Breast Reconstruction with Silicone Implant?

I have severe back pain, its now 2 years after my mastectomy and silicone implant .and also sharp pain on my left chest. Please can someone help me

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Pain After Surgery Requires Evaluation

Pain two years after breast reconstruction where implants were used is most commonly capsular contracture which is scar tissue that can form around the implants. More unusual sources of pain could also include nerve damage which may be permanent. Even more unlikely diagnoses could include recurrent cancer (again, very unlikely). In any case any of these possible issues should be evaluated by your treating surgeon to see if improvements can be made.

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