New cording

Hi I had bi lateral mastectomies in November 2021 and axillary clearance both sides. I had some cording in the left armpit which went away after a few weeks. Recently I have noticed a tight pulling feeling whick I assume is cording again running from my left armpit inside my arm towards my elbow. I can feel it if I stretch my arm outwards. Do I need to get thus checked? I don’t have any swelling and am taking tamoxifen.

Hi GW1969

Thanks for posting.

It sounds as though you are having a difficult time at the moment with the pulling sensation under your left arm No one is sure what causes cording, but it can cause pain and restrict arm movement. Cording may occur more than once and usually improves with physiotherapy and exercise. However as this is a recent change, which you have noticed, we would always suggest that you discuss it with your GP or treatment team who will be able to advise you on treatment.

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