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I HAVE HAD TWO STENTS PUT IN THE LEFT SIDE OF MY HEART. I

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I HAVE HAD TWO STENTS PUT IN THE LEFT SIDE OF MY HEART. I HAVE ALSO HAD A LUMPECTOMY IN MY LEFT BREAST, WITH RADIATION. NOW I FEEL MY BREAST IS SWOLLEN. IS THIS NORMAL AFTER THIS PROCEDURE?
JA: Are you keeping a personal medical record while dealing with this?
Customer: I HAVE A SWELLING IN MY LEFT BREAST AFTER HAVING TWO STENTS PLACED IN THE LEFT SIDE OF MY HEART. IS THIS NORMAL?
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I HAD BREAST CANCER IN THAT BREAST WITH A LUMPECTOMY AND RADIATION TREATMENT. (NO CHEMO)
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Stent insertion should not cause breast swelling. Your doctor went through the groin blood vessel to place the stents in the heart vessels. Hence, the breast swelling is a separate issue. This can be due to the inflammation from radiation. Or it can be bacterial infection. Sometimes there can be blood collection or hematoma formation due to the blood thinners you are made to take after placing stents. You should see your doctor for a breast exam.

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