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The masectomy I had was deep, left me with a deep concaved chest. Over the last few days it has suddenly filled out....up anyone else had this?

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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    Me too but it stayed that way. It never hurts to check with your surgeon as it sounds like swelling to me.
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    • Conny Kutzner Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thank you for the comment. I am making an appointment right after the holidays. Tomorrow they are all back at work

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  • Betti A Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    Do you still have drainage tubes in? If not it could be a seroma which you don't want to mess with as it can become infected. If it is indeed a seroma and you don't have your drainage tubes any longer they can use a needle and syringe and take it off that way. See your surgeon and see what they say.
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    • Conny Kutzner Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I still have the drain in. Its still putting out lots and I wish I knew why.

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      Seromas can occur anywhere in the body after surgery, they aren't limited to breast surgery. I had a friend who developed quite a large one after gallbladder surgery and ended up in the hospital.

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  • Trisha Muller Quinn Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2014
    It could be fluid ..... Seroma maybe that's what breast fluid is called ....I had a double mast last year and both my breast areas would fill and become very uncomfortable ... And a breast care nurse would use a needle to draw the fluid out ... The fluid kept coming back for me for the next 4 mths !! ...the fluid is normal and it's the body s Way of healing itself .... But check with your breast care team .... Good luck with everything !!
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    • Conny Kutzner Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      thank you :)

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