Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Expert Forum
Diaphragmatic plication
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions and support regarding COPD, coughing/wheezing, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, lung infections, pollution, smoking, treatment for COPD and what causes COPD.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Diaphragmatic plication

I had the Diaphragmatic plication (I think).  the doctor told me it was to repair my phrenic nerve that was damaged when I had my thymus out.  Ever sinde the surgery my left side has been numb.  In December I started to get a feeling as if there is something there.  Everytime I move I feel as though there is something between my chest and stomach.  I also get some pain occasionaly.  Is this normal?
Related Discussions
242588_tn?1224275300
The numbness of your left side may be due to chest wall sensory nerve damage, a possible outcome of chest surgery.  The recent onset of a feeling that "...there is something between my chest and stomach" is abnormal and should be investigated.  You and your doctors need to know if this feeling is related to your surgery and unimportant vs. its being a complication that might even require further surgery.  If additional surgery is recommended, you might want to consider requesting a second opinion.
Blank
This Forum's Experts
242587_tn?1355427710
David Tinkelman, M.D.Blank
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO
Blank
Request an Appointment
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Asthma Tracker
Asthma Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank