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Pain in breast after WLE AND SNB

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Aura
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Re: Pain in breast after WLE AND SNB

Sorry meant to say did not need iv antibiotics
Aura
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Re: Pain in breast after WLE AND SNB

Hi Ellie 49 , I was browsing haven't been on here for a while and came across your post ,try not to worry about your lumpy swollen breast , it can be like this for months I had a WlE in May , then anouther one in June to get a clear margin , 2 weeks after second surgery I developed cellulitus did need iv antibiotics but did have to take them for nearly 4 weeks this delayed my radiotherapy . I eventually had that in August / September ,even now my boob feels a little lumpy but is getting much softer plus had it checked by consultant end of October and she was not concerned .good luck with your treatment x
ellie49
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Re: Pain in breast after WLE AND SNB

Hi Susieslo,

Thanks so much for that, you don't know how assuring it is to hear that someone else has had the same symptoms. I have been worried about it, thinking it wasn't normal etc.....  I can now relax and wait for my radiotherapy to start. You are quite right in what you say about taking it easy, as soon as I do too much I notice my breast seems to swell more.  Thanks once AGAIN.......   Good luck with your radiotherapy, and hope all goes well for you.

Susieslo
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Re: Pain in breast after WLE AND SNB

Hi, I also had a WLE and axillary clearance on the 5th November and am still experiencing some discomfort . I had a lot of swelling and tenderness which continued for 6 weeks , I carried on doing my exercises which I could manage ok but I decided to see my surgeon again as I thought it might need draining. Saw surgeon 6 weeks after op and he said it was all normal post operative changes, nothing to be concerned about. Although my swelling has gone down I'm now left with a really hard lump in my breast but I find applying some light pressure to it helps . Also try to take it easy as I know when I 'overdo' things it tends to make it worse! I start rads on 11th Jan so hoping everything will be ok to go ahead. I would suggest that yours is still early days and will settle down but go and see your surgeon or breast care nurse if your concerned. I hoped this has helped. Good luck
ellie49
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Pain in breast after WLE AND SNB

Hi all,

Can someone give me some advice.  On the 30th November I had the above operation.  unfortunately after 2 days ended up back in hospital with cellulitus and a haematoma.  Had IV antibiotics and all seemed to be healing.  I m now suffereing with a quite swollen breast still and it feel's really lumpy, hard and sore.  The scars are healing fine, but I am really worried as to whether this is normal 4 weeks after op. Should I seek further advice.  I am due to go for planning for radiotherapy on the 5th Jan, or would you wait till then. would appreciate some feedback.  Thanks.  Ellie 49