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Pip47
Pip47 Member Posts: 22
edited August 2019 in General discussion
I don't know who to ask but after removal of milk ducts can I wear a bra straight away as I would be very uncomfortable with the other breast if this is not possible. 

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  • Blossom1961
    Blossom1961 Member Posts: 2,433
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    @Pip47 Many find wearing a bra no problem, others find it hurts. Much depends on where the surgery incision  is. You will probably need a non wire bra.
  • arpie
    arpie Member Posts: 7,821
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    Your Breast care nurse may be able to supply you with a special 'Berlei Bra'  for free (donated by Berlei to BC patients, post op.)  It is a quality soft bra that does up from the front instead of the back, so you put it on like a jacket.

    Failing that - KMart and other shops have a lot of 'pull over' bras (Ahaa Bra is one of them) and they often come in a pack of 3 - white, beige & black!

    I hope you are able to find one that suits you.  xx
  • Pip47
    Pip47 Member Posts: 22
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    Arpie Thank you for answering, I don't have any underwire bras so that part is good. the Ahaa bras I couldn't use as I can't use them now as they don't have enough support. 
  • iserbrown
    iserbrown Member Posts: 5,611
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    Try and see if this link helps

    https://www.bcna.org.au/resources/my-care-kit/
  • Annie C
    Annie C Member Posts: 850
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    @Pip47
    My lumpectomy scar is on the outer bottom corner of my right breast, right where the seam of most bras sit - ouch!

    The most comfortable bras that I found are sold in Target. They are front hooking post surgical bras, very soft and the side seam is approximately 2 cm away from my scar.

    They are so very comfortable I am still wearing them 2 years post surgery. The bra sizes are 12 to 22 in a cup range of B to D. They have a pocket for a prothesis if required. 

    I found that after surgery I could not fasten back hooking bras, my right arm would not cooperate.

    My only "whinge" about them is that the straps are not adjustable (not really a problem) and they look like "granny" bras!!!
  • kmakm
    kmakm Member Posts: 7,974
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    @Pip47Finding bras without underwire for a larger bust can be challenging. However here are some decent post-surgery bras available online.

    A few links to start with:

    https://www.amoena.com/au/

    https://www.erilan.com.au/

    https://www.bfreeaustralia.com.au/
  • Anne65
    Anne65 Member Posts: 425
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    @Pip47 Berlei is a sponsor of BCNA so if you log on to the Berlei website & sign up, you can get a discount of 50% off RRP by entering the code MYCARE50% at the checkout. I know its hard buying online sometimes but they specialise in post-op bras & they have a free return policy within 30 days. Good luck xx
  • Sister
    Sister Member Posts: 4,960
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    Where are you @pip47 ?  There might be somewhere local that can be recommended or that will come to you.
  • Pip47
    Pip47 Member Posts: 22
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    Sister I am in the Dandenong Ranges tried putting that on my profile does not want to work. I didn't  know my email address was going to to shown will have to call the website  on Monday to have it removed.
  • kmakm
    kmakm Member Posts: 7,974
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    @Pip47 There's an excellent shop in Croydon which specialises in this area. Their fitters have seen everything and don't bat an eyelid. It's called Femmeline. Check it out. K xox
  • Sister
    Sister Member Posts: 4,960
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    @Giovanna_BCNA ? re: @pip47 site problems
  • Giovanna_BCNA
    Giovanna_BCNA Member Posts: 1,839
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    Hello@pip47
    To add your location you need to go into your profile, choose edit profile and add.
    regards
  • Afraser
    Afraser Member Posts: 4,392
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    @Giovanna_BCNA
    I still can’t edit my profile either. 
  • June1952
    June1952 Member Posts: 1,901
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    @Giovanna_BCNA
    Nor can I !  Thanks
  • Pip47
    Pip47 Member Posts: 22
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    @Giovanna_BCNA
    Have added area I live in but cannot delete my email address which I do not want public.