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How long does it take for surgical site to heal? I am post surgery 3 weeks.   When I stand it seems gravity makes it hurt.  Is this normal?  Incision looks good no infection. Feel like I have a 3rd boob. Had some bleeding after surgery so there still is this lump of swelling. To me the device feels hot to touch or warm. 


3 Comments

5 or 6 weeks

by El Gordo - 2019-02-14 18:11:28

Mine sloshed around inside me for 5 or 6 weeks. If I laid on my back, it slid towards the top of my shoulder, and slid back into place when I sat up. My doctor told me it was normal. After 5 or 6 weeks it started to grow in, and now it doesn't move at all.

How long?

by AgentX86 - 2019-02-14 18:43:50

Mine never really hurt a lot (didn't take any of the Percs Iwasgiven) but there was some pain for a couple of weeks. I slept in a recliner for two months and it was sore to the touch for six months. Everyone is different but if it's warm to the touch, get it checked out pronto!

Check it out--just to be sure everything's okay

by Gotrhythm - 2019-02-14 19:03:11

I had no pain to speak of, but as AgentX says, everybody's different.

But if you have enough swelling to make you think of a third boob and the area is warm/hot to the touch--better have it looked at.

Don't wait and see. Wires from the pacemaker are running straight into your heart. An infection around a pacemaker, even a slight one, is nothing to mess around with. 

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