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Terrible itchiness on stomach and back area after 2nd lumpectomy for DCIS

Hi, I'm Kharma Girl

Good Saturday morning – I am new to this group. I am 46 and was told I had calcifications in my right breast during my annual mammogram in Nov. A biopsy/MRI showed that this was Stage 1A and I have had 2 rounds of surgeries – one lumpectomy in December and another to clear 2/6 margins last week. I was just told that one of these two margins still had DCIS so I go back in on Wednesday.

So, that all said, I am experiencing TERRIBLE itchiness on my stomach and back. Has anyone else dealt with this? I was on the antibiotic Cephalexin – has anyone had similar side effects with that pill?

  • Post #1
  • Sat Jan 11, 2020
I'm leatha, and I'm a survivor of Stage 1 Breast Cancer

That’s a broad spectrum antibiotic and I was on that after my surgery but didn’t experience that side affect. Did you tell your physician since it could be a type of allergic reaction? Hoping you feel better soon :)

  • Post #2
  • Sun Jan 19, 2020
Hi, I'm Kharma Girl

I bet it is your antibiotic. Within 1 day of ending mine the itchiness stopped. Now it is in my records not to prescribe me that. For relief, I took Benedryl and an anti-itch creme.

  • Post #3
  • Mon Jan 20, 2020

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