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Dr., I have a never ending supply of this blood and pus. It
Dr. David, I have a never ending supply of this blood and pus. It has been draining since January. I am afraid that my whole chest wall is full of it, and I will die. The only reason I don't have a fe… read more
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Dr., I think I have an abscess. My cellulitis had almost
Dr. David, I think I have an abscess. My cellulitis had almost cleared up. But there was a quarter size area that remained pink right above the drain hole. The wick came out this morning. I pressed on… read more
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Dr., If you have an abscess and the drain hole has closed,
Dr. David, If you have an abscess and the drain hole has closed, then the abscess might burst and go into the body. Would this cause sepsis?… read more
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I had breast surgery cancer, tumor was found and surgically
I had breast surgery cancer , tumor was found and surgically removed. 7 months later I fell hitting the rim of a bath tub. Fractured several ribs . The breast has an implant in it. It is now very firm… read more
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It has occurred to me that we are creating bacteria
it has occurred to me that we are creating bacteria resistant to Augmentin by giving me Augmentin while I have a seroma. The doctor is giving me the Augmentin for the Cellulitis--and it occurs to me t… read more
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Dr., My drain hole (drain is gone now) is not closing up. Do
Dr. David, My drain hole (drain is gone now) is not closing up. Do you think if she sutured it closed it would heal on the radiated skin? Then I guess the seroma would reform--but maybe smaller than b… read more
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Dr., So here is what has been going on: The fluid has
Dr. David, So here is what has been going on: The fluid has decided to go AROUND the drain, so it just comes out of the hole where the drain is inserted and totally saturates the gauze dressing that i… read more
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Dr., So, as you predicted, I now may have an infection in my
Dr. David, So, as you predicted, I now may have an infection in my seroma. My temperature is 100. I am on Augumentin, but I have only taken one. How well do seromas respond to antibiotics??? Also. wha… read more
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Dr., How can the effects of radiation therapy irritate the
Dr. David, How long can the effects of radiation therapy irritate the body's tissues. I've heard everything from 2 weeks to 6 months.… read more
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Doconc, So, my radiological oncologist (20 years experience)
Doconc, So, my radiological oncologist (20 years experience) and the breast surgeon (30 years experience) both say they have never seen a bloody seroma like mine. You said you had seen some, I think. … read more
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Doconc, My drain either pulled out or is clogged. There is a
Doconc, My drain either pulled out or is clogged. There is a lot of blood and the swelling is all coming back. I have to go to the hospital soon. This makes me think the bleeding is never going to sto… read more
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Doconc, The fluid coming from my seroma is cut way back. I
Hello Doconc, The fluid coming from my seroma is cut way back. I am afraid the tube is clogged with a clot. It seems like the fluid shouldn't have cut back yet, because the area at the top of the sero… read more
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Doconc, I have been reading more about seromas--mine is
Hello Doconc, I have been reading more about seromas--mine is turning purple in places now. My surgeon is still waiting for the correct drain to come in. But what I read has scared me. A lot of people… read more
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Dr., I just went to the breast surgeon today to have my
Dr. David, I just went to the breast surgeon today to have my seroma drained again. It was the same amount of drainage as a week ago. She wants to put a drain in next time. Will that help it to heal??… read more
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Dr., The fluid in my Seroma was dark red. Not straw colored.
Dr. David, The fluid in my Seroma was dark red. Not straw colored. And it was a lot of fluid. What does that mean?… read more
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Doconc, I just went into the emergency room and had an
Hello Doconc, I just went into the emergency room and had an ultrasound and the fluid drained from my swellings in my chest. So thank you. But here's the bad news (and I won't hear back on this for 6 … read more
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How quickly can a drained seroma return (following
How quickly can a drained seroma return (following lumpectomy/lymph node removal)? I had a large, newly formed, painful seroma drained under my arm this afternoon, and the area already looks very swol… read more
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I had a mastectomy on July 22, 2011 with an immediate
I had a mastectomy on July 22, 2011 with an immediate lattisimus dorsi reconstruction and a tissue expander. I started with 3 drains but the last drain stayed in for about 7 weeks and was still produc… read more
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