Removing dressings

Can any one advise me as to when dressings should be removed.

I had a lumpectomy and lymp node biopsy last Tuesday.  I removed the dressing from under my arm on Friday and took off the sticky tape across the cut yesterday.  Now I can’t remember when I should remove the one from my breast, the district nurse removed the top dresding on friday to have a quick look but then put another one on it.

Would appreciate any advice :relaxed:

Hello AvrilL

Welcome to the forums. 

While you are waiting for replies could I suggest that you give our free helpline a call on 0808 800 6000 and have a confidential chat with one of the breast care nurses who are there to support you through this, lines are open Monday to Friday 9.00 – 5.00 and Saturday 10.00 – 2.00.

With best wishes

June, moderator

Wait till you go back to the hospital maybe?? Or see the practice nurse.Dressings can remain on wounds for several days.Unless there is a leakage,leave them on.