Is it normal for scar tissue around the pacemaker pocket to continue to grow (or begin growing again) almost eight years post implant?
About six months ago I noticed that my bra strap had begun to irritate the spot. Until then, my bra strap had never been a problem because the strap didn't touch the pacemaker. Feeling around, I realized the strap wasn't over the pacemaker. It was rubbing a raised area just to the left of the device.
I saw my EP about it. He said it was scar tissue--and that's what it feels like to me--but when asked why it would be growing after over seven years, he just shrugged.
I'm not overly worried, but needless to say, I don't want it to continue to grow.
Is it normal for scars to keep growing, or start growing again after so long? Can it be stopped?
Any thoughts O wise ones?