Cold sensation in chest when drinking cold drinks after bilateral M

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Caseypinto
Caseypinto Member Posts: 258
Just a quick question - does anyone else have a weird sensation when drinking cold drinks after their mastectomy? I had bi lat mastectomy 6 weeks ago and when I drink cold drinks, I can feel the coldness travelling down through my chest. I asked my breast nurse and she said she had never heard of that before and it's not due to my operation! So bizarre! 

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  • primek
    primek Member Posts: 5,392
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    It's common. It still feels like my nipples are contracting (and they are clearly not there).  I get it when I just get cold also. I believe some women find it painful. I kinda like the feeling that my my mind still feels my breasts are there. 
  • Caseypinto
    Caseypinto Member Posts: 258
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    Yes @primek I get that feeling as well! I quite like that feeling too. Just glad to hear it's normal. So you get the cold drink feeling as well? Thank you for answering xx
  • primek
    primek Member Posts: 5,392
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    Yep. But less over time.
  • krystel
    krystel Member Posts: 4
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    I'm so glad I found this post. I thought I was going crazy. Just had a double masectomy, no reconstruction yet. Everything I drink that is room temperature or cold I can feel traveling down my chest. So strange. I was freaking out, but seems I'm not alone so reassuring.