Just a quick question

I just wanted to ask whether it is normal to have a pain in your pacemaker site even nearly a year after surgery. I have been experiencing a pain, like a dull ache, on and off during these last few weeks. It's worrying and just reminds me that I have a pacemaker! I wonder if it could be just because I'm tired?

Thanks, I have nobody else to compare experiences with!



Quick Answer

by SMITTY - 2007-04-13 01:04:08

Pacemaker pain in any shape or form a year after the PM was implanted is not normal. There is a long list of possible causes and your doctor is the one to give an answer for your problem.

pain at PM site

by BABlocker - 2007-04-13 03:04:10

At rest you should not be feeling discomfort or pain. After working out, I periodically will feel a dull soreness around the PM site that goes away by gently rubbing the site for a moment. I attribute that to my pectoral muscle being pumped with blood during the exercise.

Smitty's suggestion to discuss this, in the absense of activity, for a medically based opinion/exploration.

I'm hoping for a speedy resolution to this situation for you.

Sore site

by Trish - 2007-04-13 06:04:47

I feel soreness often in the pacer site. Like BABlocker, after a workout where I lift heavy...it can hurt for a week.
And my PM pushes against the skin...so the edges are always tender to touch.

Ask you doctor

by Suze - 2007-04-13 06:04:49

Unless you have done some type of different activity, I would certainly ask my doctor about it. I experienced pain around my PM site last week. Then I remembered pitching and batting with a baseball two days before with my grandson. I figured that did it. Actually, I'm sure it did!

Thank you!

by Marion S. - 2007-04-15 12:04:24

I came here for answers to the same question. I don't usually have pain but I can always feel the pacemaker under my skin. This week I have had a dull ache and I have been having trouble sleeping on my left side. I've had the pacemaker for about 3 months and I am feeling great! I'm still feeling great but since I had pain I was getting kind of concerned that something was wrong.

Your responses made me think back and I recalled that last weekend I painted a ceiling in my house. I think that is exactly what is causing my pain. It is much better today. If I still have pain in a couple days, I will call the doctor.

Thank you so much for your responses. You helped me feel a lot better.

Pain at pacemaker site

by Stacey28 - 2008-07-13 11:07:35

I've been having pain in where the pacemaker is and its been a year since having the pacemaker put in . My EP doctor didn't know what to do for it since he had never had anybody with these symptoms before. I've also been having shoulder pain and back pressure and some other symptoms. I haven't had any luck with getting this figured out. My primary care physician wouldn't help me either. I am luck because I don't need a referral to see any specialists. I'm having to self-refer to different doctors to get this figured out. All I can say is that you shouldn't be having pain. You might want to go to a different doctor to see if they can help you with getting this figured out. You shouldn't been having any pain. So please know that you shouldn't have to be living with this pain.

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So, my advice is to go about your daily routine and forget that you have a pacemaker implanted in your body.