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My seroma opened up my breast incison. Healing from inside out. Anyone else?

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Stage 1 Patient almost 7 years
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  • Kimberley Duke Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    I had a seroma as well which ended up draining copious fluid. I then started chemo because we could not wait any longer. Ended up very sick after my first round and was hospitalized for 6 days. Breast continued to drain and then the one spot that was not healing from day one finally opened up and expander was visible had to have immediate surgery to remove expander. Not enough tissue to close wound, so had to pack wound for 2-3 weeks then was just doing wet to dry dressing for several more months. Wound took 5 months to completely heal, and ended up with a huge scar on my chest. I then did the DIEP flap surgery
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Hi Karen I had a seroma the dr drained it had 300cc it came back dr put a drained tube in and it became infected. I had to have surgery & have my expander removed. Was on antibiotics for three weeks. I am now flat on one side. yes your right it's always something. Prayers to you IJ
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    • Karen G Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      thanks.. I will do as I'm told.

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  • anonymous Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2B Patient
    Unfortunately, yes. Started chemo not too long after, so it took several weeks to finally heal. It's always something, isn't it? Good Luck!
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    • Karen G Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      thanks. did they have to pack it? it's been open for two weeks and is slooooowly healing. they showed me how to pack the wound. Not sure about that we will try it tomorrow.

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    • anonymous Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 2B Patient

      I didn't. I just kept it clean and dry and it slowly healed from the inside. It did leave an ugly looking scar, though.

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    • Karen G Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      I've been keeping it clean and it has closed up from ping pong ball size to marble but it is still draining and it is deep. My incision from the lymph nodes is beautiful. Guess this happens occasionally. Radiation is postponed another three weeks....

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      I've been keeping it clean and it has closed up from ping pong ball size to marble but it is still draining and it is deep. My incision from the lymph nodes is beautiful. Guess this happens occasionally. Radiation is postponed another three weeks. sigh

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  • T H Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    Are you doing radiation now? I am starting Thursday 6/27 I am also worried about your situation happening to me. Two friends had the same thing as you I know they had to pack it for also mist a year. So be patient and do as your told. Both of my friends had wound care nurse watching them. Good luck... Hugs
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    • Karen G Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Ah thanks..

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