Hi, I just received my pacemaker last week, is there supposed to be large bump where the incision is? The area does not hurt or look infected, just wondering if it is just normal, or maybe a hematoma? It's been there since day 1.



by Gemita - 2023-08-12 13:21:32

MakoKiller, you could take a pic of your wound area and send it to your clinic for an opinion, or better still get it looked at as soon as possible.  Swelling can be normal for some of us and of course there will always be a bump where the device has been placed, unless it has been well buried.

I had lots of bruising and swelling over my device for a couple of weeks until the swelling, inflammation calmed down and the bruising dispersed.  It can look really awful.  Is there any oozing coming from the wound, or is it well closed and healing?  Any oozing would be a concern for an infection.

Icing the area may help 


by AgentX86 - 2023-08-12 19:40:04

Yes, that's perfectly normal and will go down over the next few weeks. Unless you see the obvious signs of infection (redness, heat, red lines radiationg towards you lymph nodes, drainage), it'll be fine.  Infections are very serious so it is better to be safe than sorry but this is normal.



by Makokiller - 2023-08-12 19:56:29

Thanks for the responses. Yeah there is no redness or draining or pain, just that bump.


by Penguin - 2023-08-14 19:07:01

The bump is alarming initially. It will go down but, depending on your build, you may still see a slight bump.  Once the swelling goes down the bump shouldn't be much higher than the profile of the device itself.  

Try not to worry - it sounds very normal. 


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