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  • Sternum Tenderness

    I have sternum tenderness and am unable to wear a bra. Is the tenderness unusual? Myectomy in 2003.


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    Have you spoken to your PCP? It could be that you have just developed hypersensitivity due to the disruption of the nerves from surgery.... But you may need to rule out any broken wires, fluid accumulations etc. This usually requires a CT scan....an X-ray doesn't tell the whole story because the spine can mask sternal issues. If all is well after tests, you might see a pain specialist and try something like a TENS unit.
    After years of symptoms:
    Officially Diagnosed HOCM 2006
    Myectomy 3/11/13 at non-COE
    Extended Myectomy 7/23/14
    At Mayo with Dr. Joseph Dearani

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