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Pacemaker is Uncomfortable

Q: My pacemaker stands out more than other ladies’ pacemakers and causes me pain. Guess I just have to be happy I’m not passing out anymore.

A: The pacemaker or its wires may stand out due to your having little body fat or because of where the pacemaker was implanted. I would not worry about it as long as the skin over the wires and the pacemaker does not get red and sore and the area does not get rubbed or bumped often. While the implant can
be revised and buried deeper, it is best to “leave well enough alone.” Any revision carries some risk, particularly of infection. So avoid that if possible. The best news is that the pacemaker is preventing your passing-out spells.

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