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Re: Knat bite

Thank you.. I have just spoken to my bcn she has reassured as well.
Ive felt so well so panic a little... My mates call me drama queen
Thanks again x

Re: Knat bite


    Its a worry isnt it, Lymphodema is a real threat when nodes removed I have Lymphodema in arm & breast after a simple rose thorn prick ! I would keep an eye on the area involved, usual signs are puffiness in arm heavy feeling & warmth, usually lymphodema occurs if bite/injury becomes infected and it sounds like you reacted too quickly for that to happen but as it was a bite if you are worried go and see your bcn for advice


Good luck x

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Thank you.. im only just starting my journey so i an grateful that there is somewhere to turn to as well as the profeessionals that are working with me

Re: Knat bite

Hello Jules_bee


Welcome to the forums.


As well as the suport you receive on the forums you may also like to talk things through with a member of our helpline staff who are there to offer emotional support as well as practical information. The free phone number is 0808 800 6000 and the lines are open Monday to Friday 9.00 to 5.00 and Saturday 10.00 to 2.00.


Best wishes

June, moderator



Knat bite


Im new to the forum and just learning about breast cancer.  I have my left breast removed and lymphnodes removed as well.


I have got a knat bite on the left arm which i have kept clean and used cream. the bite itself has cleared up nicely..


I have just today felt unwell with flu like symtoms and the fluid under my arm does seemed to have got bigger. There does seem to be a stinging sensation done arm and slight soreness across chest.


its been 5 weeks since my op, and recovery has gone very well.


I may be over reacting.


better to be safe than sorry as they say..