Node removal

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Trikki2
Trikki2 Member Posts: 297
edited February 2019 in General discussion
Hi 
I had a mastectomy and total node clearance in early Dec 18, how long does it take for the node area not to be swollen anymore, i feel like i have a side boob lol. 
Thanks Trikki2 

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  • Zoffiel
    Zoffiel Member Posts: 3,374
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    Get it checked, it could be a fluid build up called seroma, particularly if it's more than just a bit puffy. Even if it is fluid, it might be a wait and see situation but it pays to know.

  • Trikki2
    Trikki2 Member Posts: 297
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    Oooh really, its really soft, but i guess your right. Thanks 
  • TonyaM
    TonyaM Member Posts: 2,836
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    Yes,get it checked as it may be a seroma that needs draining.It would make it more comfortable if that’s the case.
  • Trikki2
    Trikki2 Member Posts: 297
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    Thanks Tonya, will give them a call x
  • arpie
    arpie Member Posts: 7,821
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    Hope you can get it sorted soon, @Trikki2 - I had a small one that self absorbed so was lucky.  It was more painful than a specific lump.

    All the best xxx

  • Trikki2
    Trikki2 Member Posts: 297
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    Thanks @arpie xx