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Pain after tram flap surgery

Jun 24, 2008 - 4 comments
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Hi I just need to find someone who has gone thru what my mother is going thru now. My mom had the tram flap surgery to reconstruct her left breast. The mesh that was placed there during the surgery had crumpled so the Dr. suggested another surgery and she said once it was done that she tightened up the mesh. Well since that 2nd surgery my mom is in tremendous pain in her lower side. We have been to all the Dr.s and they have no idea what could be the problem. Does anyone know what this could be from?

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by lillie6419, Jul 05, 2011
Hi I had the tram flap surgery 2 years ago while having a mascetomy, I have been in tremdous pain, stomach swelling, pain in back and uterus area since this surgery, it has been a living hell. I have had every test on earth and they cannot find any problems. I to had to go through the mesh repair three times. I try to work but pain in my stomach and back from sitting or standing to long becomes unbareable. My plastic surgeon that did the procedure will not see me any longer, she stated she has never had anyone with a problem with this procedure along with there should not be a problem, because she put in the strongest mesh their is. I feel my family is getting tired of me laying or being in pain. I JUST WANT MY LIFE BACK, this is crazy "Why did I do this procedure"? If anyone know anything please post. I notice on TV they had a recall on transvaginal Mesh with a attorney's number, from so many complaints.

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by ICancervive, Dec 19, 2011
I just had the tram flap in July of this year.  I had major, major complications, my incisions, all 3 broke down and opened up.  I have been out of work since July, and won't be back until January.  I had to have a wound vac on all 3 wounds, they took months to heal.  Pain is an every day thing for me.  I have shooting, stabbing pains from out of the blue in my abdomen, and down into the vaginal area. My back is killing me because I haven't been able to stand up properly since July.  I thank God everyday for my husband and my 2 sons because they have literally taken over everything for the last 5 months.   Again.  They were doing everything for me for months after my mastectomies and cancer treatment.  I hope someone figures out what is causing the pain and we can all get our lives back.  I don't know about anyone else, but I never even imagined how much my life would change when I found out I had breast cancer. Its been 2 years now, and I hope it starts getting better soon.

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by Kat3js, Jan 07, 2014
I just had the tram flap surgery 7 weeks ago and my stomach is not healing and it busting bk open . And under the breast is also busting open . I went bk to the doctor about it and they tell me it's ok . If I had read these post first I would never have had it . And I did not know they would be using mesh .


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by skiver, Feb 16, 2014
I had the tram flap surgery in 2003.  It has caused me serve pain every since. Stretching w I lol give little relief at times. I go through severe muscle spasms right to mid back.  I do recommend this to anyone. If you do more Research it is becoming obsolete.  We were used for there were no long term study. We are living proof.  Life is misserable.

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