Hi I had a double heart bypass in June and routinely as part of the operation temporary pacing wires are put in place. On removing the two wires post op, approximately 3 days later only one of the two wires was able to be removed the other was ‘stuck’ and therefore snipped at skin level after gentle pulling proved unable to remove it. Not sure how much was left inside I didn’t want to look at the time they were doing the procedure.
I’m now getting an intermittent very sharp pain in the right side above where the wires exited when I bend down or scrunch up, not constant and not always happening when bending, but very painful when it does happen. I have been back to the hospital this week and readmitted overnight for an X-ray and blood tests but neither showed any problems. I’ve been told by my Consultant Surgeon’s Registrar I would need CT scan to determine position of wire to assess whether this is the cause of the pain, other suggestion is nerve pain.
Has anyone had a similar experience, pain whether wire related or nerve or could advise. I don’t really want to have a CT scan unless really necessary because the Registrar stated it was like having 400 X-rays and another general medical consultant mentioned the link between CT chest scans and breast cancer.
Any advice or information from anyone with a similar pain or who has had a similar experience most welcome.
Many thanks J