Swelling in the reconstructed breast

SonjaWSonjaW Member Posts: 1 New Member
edited September 2019 in Health and wellbeing
Hi all, this is my first post.  

September 2017 I was diagnosed with 6cm tumour with node involvement - not visible on ultrasound or mammogram.  May 2018 I had a skin sparing mastectomy ‘L’ breast with a spacer.  In July 2018 I had the reconstruction done.
Since then I have been just getting on with life.  This included taking up running which of course gave me weight loss to the point where my implant was quite visibly outlined.  And I was happy with that.

However, a month ago I noticed swelling of the reconstructed breast.  I thought nothing of it.  However, yesterday I noticed it was quite noticeably enlarged.
Has anyone else ever had this before?

Thanks Sonja


  • iserbrowniserbrown Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 3,952
    Hi @SonjaW
    In my view I think it would be wise to get an appointment.
    Anything that doesn't seem right should be checked out.  
    take care

  • ZoffielZoffiel Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 2,887
    Yep, make an appointment to see your surgeon. It's possibly just fluid, but that can cause other problems. If there s any heat in it, get to your GP as soon as you can. Ain't it the gift that keeps on giving? 
  • primekprimek Broken HillMember Posts: 5,257
    Any sudden enlargement needs investigation to exclude infection and should be done with haste. It may be just a seroma but nay be more. Was it an implant or own tissue reconstruction?
  • iserbrowniserbrown Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 3,952
    Hi!  Hope you are okay and able to get an appointment to find out what is causing the swelling!  
    Take care
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