Thanks for this thread...I had surgery a week ago and they drained the seroma on Monday (it was tennis ball size and now it is back again) ...quite sore but having a tennis ball under arm is annoying...I would prefer to go without interference...I use those cotten integrated bra tops and they seem to work well
any other tips
Hi Lesley, I had a seroma and a heamatoma that got worse about 8 days after WLE. The pain was bad and could hardly move my arm and certainly couldn't do the exercises we are given. I eventually went to the hospital with it and they drained both. I'm not going to lie it did hurt having them drained but the pain relief was almost instant and my arm movement came on leaps and bounds over the next few days. I can feel it occasionally filling up again but nothing compared to what it was before draining. If yours is that uncomfortable speak to your medical team about getting it drained. Kerry xx
I had a seroma for a year after my 2 WLEs!! Wasn't very big but always uncomfortable and was absolutely rock solid - not squishy at all and it never went away. As soon as your rads skin has recovered, it might be as well to get it drained, one less thing to be hurting. Good luck.
Thanks for the replies. Not sure if I could face draining it but it is uncomfortable and achy if that makes sense. I will definintely be speaking to the consultant tomorrow about it.
Hi, I had a seroma form 4 days after my mastectomy. I had it drained several times and had over 1 litre of fluid taken off on 2 occasions. I had it reform during my rads but it is not causing any pain and did not affect the radsso I'veleft it. I'm hoping it will disperse naturally but know I can contact the bcn if it starts causing pain. I have very red tender skin following the rads and i don't think I could face them sticking a needle into the tender area. They do go down but take time. xx
I had a wide load excision with a sentinel lode biopsy on 8th April this year and although I have read all the info on the subject, I am concerned with the amount of seroma that I am experiencing, I knew there would be some and accepted that but some days it feels like I have another lump in my breast.
I find it more comfortable to go without a bra in the house but obviously put one on to go out and wondered if this made a difference at all?
I am seeing my consultant tomorrow for the results of the lump etc but I wondered if anyone else had this problem or not?