Seroma----yes. Two years after lumpectomy. Pain, enlarged breast. It was aspirated Aug.1, 2016 and again in November. I feel it building up again. My surgeon told me that any where between 25 and 40 percent has this problem. Some eventually take care of them selves and other go on for a life time. I do not plan to have any further surgery. When it gets too bad I will go back and had a needle stuck in and draiined.
Dr. said if it had blood in it - it would be called a hematoma. Fluid is yelowis, clear, no bacteria and no cance cells - so I am not worrying about it. Side effects of Tam. is a wort problem.
What's fu? Might be being thick but can't work it out! I have my 2 year mammogram on 7/6. Was hoping to avoid becoming anxious, but now I have realised it's about a week away, I seem to be permanently aware of it in the back of my mind. Fortunately we get same day results at our place. I don't think I could stand the old 'letter in the post' routine. Just writing that has made me think, was it only 2 years ago that we were care free members of society, the same as everyone else.....seems more like 5 or 10 to me. Happy bank hols xx
Had onc appt on Tuesday and now on yearly fu. Seeing surgeon again on Fri but hoping he puts me onto yearly fu as well. Great to hear from you again.x
The capsule means that it will never go. There is no point trying to drain it as the capsule keeps the space so it'll fill up again. It's not too painful, only when it is completely filled and the skin is tense.
See onc next week and then surgeon on Friday. He is carrying on the search to see if there are any alternative treatments for it. Nothing so far.
That's great news about college. Take it easy. xx
Oh Suzy, how gruelling for you. I had a very small seroma for a year - although onc & BCN both said it was scar tissue. Saw BCN at first annual review, with my mammo due a couple of weeks later. She prodded this rock hard plum and said 'oh that will hurt with your mammo'. Charming. I asked for an ultrasound, which was grudgingly given, which showed the small seroma. Able to get it drained (only 30ml) 2 days before mammo, so I fully appreciate how large and uncomfortable your seroma must be. Now coming up to my second mammo and wondering whether it's going to be as painful as it was last year!! I do wonder what planet some of these professionals are on. SOrry I can't help you with what you actually want to know, but hope someone else can, but sending you good wishes and hope it works out well for you. xxx
Has anyone else had a seroma for over a year? It has been drainesd numerous times but is still producing about 150 mls evry 3 weeks. I have just seen the surgeon again and he is now talking about needing another surgery to clear out the haematoma and the seroma. My concern is that I have had radiotherapy and want to know how this will affect the healing. Will I also get another seroma after this next surgery or will it finally deal with this issue. Thank you SuzyEB x