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I had a lumpectomy on my right breast and then finished
I had a lumpectomy on my right breast and then finished radiation treatments the end of Sept. This past month I have had swelling in my breast that the surgeon said was a from post surgery not from my… read more
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I had a tummy tuck and it developed a hemotiod and had to be
I had a tummy tuck and it developed a hemotiod and had to be drain the following day because I keep bleeding now have a seromia after three months and my ps doesn't want to drain it because it is not … read more
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Dr., I know you don't think I should have gotten the drain.
Dr. David, I know you don't think I should have gotten the drain. As you know,it's out now, and still draining a lot. Do capillaries, etc. ever get so damaged by radiation that they NEVER heal, and th… read more
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Doconc, So I just showered, and the drain hole is still
Doconc, So I just showered, and the drain hole is still constantly putting out blood. Scary. The really weird thing, is in the area around the drain hole it is getting hard and swollen. I don't see ho… read more
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We think my drain is loosening too much. Today it looked
We think my drain is loosening too much. Today it looked like the stitches were loose. When the home health nurse injected 10 ml saline, she could do it easily--so she said there were no clots. But th… read more
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Dr., So the output from my seroma is INCREASING--the last
Dr. David, So the output from my seroma is INCREASING--the last two days--what does that mean?… 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, How likely is it that my seroma is lined with scar
Doconc, How likely is it that my seroma is lined with scar tissue OR totally damaged tissue--so it can't heal?… 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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Dr., They just placed a drain on my seroma today. He pushed
Dr. David, They just placed a drain on my seroma today. He pushed all the blood out of it--it seemed. Then in the half hour it took to drive home, the entire bulb filled with really thick dark red blo… read more
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Doconc, I took your advice and got the drain put in by the
Doconc, I took your advice and got the drain put in by the interventional radiologist. He really wouldn't answer any questions about healing or why the seroma had so much red blood in it. I am pretty … 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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Dr., Why would my seroma be getting worse? It doesn't seem
Dr. David, Why would my seroma be getting worse? It doesn't seem red, so I don't think it's infected. But, after having it drained yesterday, I think it is actually bigger than it was before and maybe… 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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I had a groin lymph node dissection on Sept 16, 2013. I had
I had a groin lymph node dissection on Sept 16, 2013. I had the drain in for 5 weeks and was doing well. My seroma was getting smaller and looked like it was starting to dry up under the skin. So ten … 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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My husband went abroad and had a stent procedure done. He
Good morning Doc. My husband went abroad and had a stent procedure done. He still has not had any chemo treatment because even though the stent is in his bilirubin level is at 11. 3 litres of fluid wa… 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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