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JMCH
Greenville, SC

 
7 weeks Post tram bilateral mastectomy w reconstruction abdominal mesh was placed, now there is an outpouching under left breast. Hernia?


Size is about 3" x 1" I noticed it last week but I think it's growing. not painful but it stings with some movements. I'm 68 and in good health. Surgery was done due to non invasive cancer but strong family history. Have recheck appt next week, OK to wait?

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docblinski


Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
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November 18, 2010 2:29 AM

Call your surgeon to discuss. Most likely the transposed flap or turned portion of the double barrel TRAM. But we did not do your operation so PLEASE CALL THE SURGEON! From MIAMI Dr. (more)
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samir


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Baltimore, MD
United States
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  Breast reconstruction
November 17, 2010 4:34 PM

After Bilateral TRAM there is a bulge in the upper part of the abdomen at the base of the chest. That is where the muscles are turned on themselves. However you need to see your doctor to (more)
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