After Open Heart Surgery 2 years ago I stll have pain in my chest musles have others experienced this?

After Open Heart Surgery 2 years ago I stll have pain in my chest musles have others experienced this?

I had a Quadruple by-pass 2 years ago. I still have pain around the surgery site when I move the wrong way, I pick things up, lift my arms and when I wear a bra.

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Hi everyone. I have had 4 open heart surgeries and yes you can still get pain or discomfort for a long time afterwards. On rare occasions a muscle nerve may become "trapped" in some of the scar tissue formed after being sewed back together. If that happens, the pain can occur every time the scar is "stretched" or "twisted" like on movement. On occasion the other scars that form from the surgery (you might of heard of an adhesion) can also be the culprit. Unfortunately, with all my "experience" and what I have learned - I don't know of any true "cure" for this except for stretching. However, you may be able to ask your physiotherapist if they have some suggestions. Alternately, if it is determined to be nerve pain - then there are medications that can help "deaden" nerve impulse transmission which can help. Talk to your doctor about this - if this is what it is. And of course - always talk to your doctor and make it clear to them about how much it actually does hurt or alter your daily living. Hope this helps. ๐Ÿ™‚

posted over 1 year ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Roberta, I also had a quadruple bypass 2 years ago and I too still have pain.
I too was wondering if it ever gets better

posted over 1 year ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Yes, I also have chest pain in the surgical area.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Had my bypass 12 years ago still delicate around the scaring ,if I move in a certain way I do feel it , no your not being a cry baby itโ€™s a physical pain .

posted over 1 year ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Thanks everyone I thought maybe it was just me. When I mention it to the Dr. he just gives me that look like I am being a cry baby.

posted over 1 year ago
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