Mastectomy using Latissimus reconstruction

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Hi had reconstruction using Latissimus 1 year ago my back still stiff and feeling numb when will this feel better feel like I have a water balloon in my back under where they took mussel I don’t have a seroma it has gone now.

  • Thanks for your post. My name’s Donna, I’m one of the cancer information nurse specialists on the Macmillan Support Line. I see you are a member of a few of our online forums. I hope you have found them helpful.

    After latissimus dorsi flap surgery (LD), numbness and sensitivity in the area of your back where the tissue was taken from, is not unusual. These symptoms can last for some time.

    However, as we’re a charity separate from the NHS and without access to your medical records, we encourage any new, worsening or continuing symptoms to be reported to your consultant or breast cancer nurse specialist (if you have one) to be assessed accordingly.

    We’d recommend calling your consultant via their secretary or your nurse specialist to talk this through. They’ll be able to assess you, give advice on how to manage this symptom and hopefully provide some reassurance to you.

    I hope this helps to guide you Cambuslang and please do reach out to ourselves again as needed.

    Best wishes,

    Donna,
    Cancer Information Nurse Specialist

    You can also speak with the Macmillan Support Line team of experts. Phone free on 0808 808 0000 (7 days a week, 8am-8pm) or send us an email.

    Ref: DW/RH