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    Hard, sore, red lumps and blotches around pacemaker generator incision need help!
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    An_248281 posted:
    I had my pacemaker generator replaced almost two weeks ago and I still have a lot of pain and tenderness. I have red blotches around my incision with hard lumps under neath that hurt like no other.. At my one week follow-up I didn't have these but didn't feel well and the did a CBC/Diff and sed rate which only came out with a slightly raised white cell count. That was Tuesday and now it's Friday. Plus the spot the good phlebotomist (I'm one too) took my blood for the blood tests has a large lump two finger breathes wide and swollen, slightly red and hurts. Haven't come across this before and I know I need to be checked again, I have another follow-up Tuesday, but I need to know if anyone else has had this issue? The incision isn't too bad. Very slight ooze but not foul smelling and there's a hard lump infer the scar but that seems to be normal with collagen rebuilding and all or whatever. It really does still hurt and it was just a generator change, not the leads. Can anyone identify? I do have pictures with some margin lines. Please help, I can waste money, M.
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    cardiostarusa1 responded:
    Hi:

    Hope everything resolves as quickly as possible.

    Patient resources

    Implantable com

    Website provides a focus for information related to the field of implantable pacing and defibrillation.

    http://www.implantable.com

    Pacemaker Club

    Our purpose is to help cardiac pacemaker and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) recipients meet, share information and support each other.

    http://www.pacemakerclub.com

    LifeBeat Online

    An e-newsletter created to help people with cardiac devices and heart or blood vessel conditions live full, active lives.

    http://www.lifebeatonline.com

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    CardioStar*

    WebMD member (since 8/99)

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