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I have pacemaker and area above the pacemaker is sore and

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I have pacemaker and area above the pacemaker is sore and there is a lump. What would cause the soreness and the lump. This started about three days ago, there is no discoloration. I have had the pacemaker for 3 years and this is the first discomfort I have had.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
Is there any scar here?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
No there's no scar that I can see but the lump and the soreness is where the scar would be if it were still visable.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
This is most likely simply soft tissue irritation, or a lipoma has formed
What does this feel like to touch?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
When I touch the place, it just feels sore. I do not notice the soreness when I am upright, but I notice the soreness when I am lying down.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
Have it examined.
It might just be soft tissue irritation or old scaring acting up.
It could be a lipoma...fatty tumor..they are harmless but sometimes painful.
I do not think you are in trouble with any of these..simply need an exam to be sure.
good luck

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