12-12-2010, 04:06 PM
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Originally Posted by lindz
This went away last night after a few hours, I put my sports bra on to sleep and didn't think anything of it. About mid way through the day today, wearing my underwire bra, it started up again. Could the underwire be pushing on some raw nerve or something? The bras are comfortable, there is no pain just constant pins and needles and very sensitive skin on the bottom half of my breast.
There is a nerve that runs from the nip to the 4th rib and it sounds like that may be whats irritated. I had my implants placed through the transaux incision but I am having problems with that nerve. I have a post in the ask a plastic surgeon forum to the Dr in Texas and his response was that it was normal to experience some pain and numbness with the size of implant I went with. My right nip will get hard on the top half but the bottom half won't. It's kinda funny looking at it- a lopsided nip. I'm still not cleared to wear underwires (that's killing me because all my bras have had underwires since I was 14) but if the underwire fits tighter than the sports bra it may be irritating the nerve.
I'm not a dr, I don't know a half of a one millionth
of what your PS knows, but I have had nerve problems before. I broke my collar bone on the right side and it just happens a nerve runs right over it. I had surgery to reset the bone and that irritated the nerve, for about 5 months I would have numbness running down my arm and breast or the pins and needles feeling. I was told that it would probably go away when the nerve inflammation and irritation went away. Luckily it did go away but there is a chance you may have some loss of sensation longer term or even permanently.
Definately ask your PS if you are worried about it or it gets worse. Hopefully it is just some nerve irritation and will go away with time. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for all of us with the tingling and numbness though.