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Trikki2Trikki2 Member Posts: 284
edited February 2019 in General discussion
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 


  • ZoffielZoffiel Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 2,973
    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.

  • Trikki2Trikki2 Member Posts: 284
    Oooh really, its really soft, but i guess your right. Thanks 
  • TonyaMTonyaM Member Posts: 2,646
    Yes,get it checked as it may be a seroma that needs draining.It would make it more comfortable if that’s the case.
  • Trikki2Trikki2 Member Posts: 284
    Thanks Tonya, will give them a call x
  • arpiearpie Mid North Coast, NSWMember Posts: 3,889
    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

  • Trikki2Trikki2 Member Posts: 284
    Thanks @arpie xx
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