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Should I worry? I'm almost 3 weeks post-op for a unilateral mastectomy including immediate reconstruction with an expander. My drain is out and I've noticed a small "squishy" bump at the top of the breast. Could this be fluid retaining in that spot?

Lydia Bujanda Profile
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Learning About Breast Cancer almost 8 years
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    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Yes, it is probably just some fluid but show it to your doctor when you go back to have your fluid expansions done. I am sure it is nothing to worry about and will start to go down soon. Good luck with it all.
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  • Sarah Phinney Profile
    Stage 2A Patient
    I'd recommend asking your doctor. But I had the tissue expanders as well, and my odd "squishy pockets" we're the expander that we're just a little flappy in small places since I wasn't yet fully expanded. Best wishes!
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