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Ribs hurting after surgery

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Ribs hurting after surgery
« on: July 25, 2015, 11:20:44 PM »
Hi Everyone,
I'm brand new to the forum. Thank you for allowing me to part of the community! 
Anyway, yesterday marked a week that I had gynecomastia surgery. I've been healing pretty well, so far, but as of a couple of days ago I've been having a painful,  uncomfortable feeling underneath the right side of my chest--near the ribs. I think the compression vest may be causing this. I also have been getting chills near my back, regularly. Could the vest be causing rib damage, or is it something else?
I have my first post-op check up with my surgeon in a few days, but I am hoping that I can get some feedback before then.

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Re: Ribs hurting after surgery
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2015, 08:19:28 AM »
You should check with your surgeon to make sure there is no infection present.

Welcome to the forum!

Usually a vest does not cause problems such as you describe.  It is possible that you are in the early stages of Mondor's Syndrome, a benign condition which can follow breast surgery on a man or woman.  Why not Google it and you will find out more about it.

Good luck!

Dr Jaccobs
Dr. Jacobs 
Certified: American Board of Plastic Surgery
Fellow: American College of Surgeons
Practice sub-specialty in Gynecomastia Surgery
815 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10021
Telephone:  (212) 570-6080
Email:  dr.j@elliotjacobsmd.com
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