Sorry you are both going through this too, Sparkle and Blossom, but so glad I'm not alone.
Doctor at hospital says my swelling is a side effect of rads and nothing to worry about. If anything changes I was told to phone BCN and he would see me again.
Hope everyone else is doing well.
Hi Den, glad your mammogram was all clear. I'm hoping it will go down, will just have to wait and see. I havent heard of haematoma so will look into it if things dont improve.
Like you I'm trying to get on with living but it seems I keep coming across obstacles at the moment which Im trying my upmost to soilder through. Take care Shell x
Hi I had rt mastectomy August 14 my non boob is still swollen I have had it drained before chemo during chemo it was very tight scar was very tight and swollen I had about 90mls blood stringed off earlier this
year with little effect saw surgeon a few weeks ago he said I have haematoma but unable to drain only
option is open scar and clear out blood but no guarantee it won't recur so at the moment I am hoping body
will deal with it I have to take painkillers every day and use anti-inflamatery cream regular and massage
by the way I didn't have rads or anc clearance just trying to get on with life and think oh well it could be
worse I have just had first mammogram since op and all clear hope drainage works 😀DEN
Saw my BCN and she said it most probably is inked ot rads. fluid build up. Im to give it a week and if no improvement Dr will arrange for it to be drained.
Thanks Sparkle and Sharon. I'm seeing my BCN tomorrow. She said it may be linked to rads, however she would like to take a look to rule out over causes. I'll will let you know the outcome.
I too had a WLE then rads, finishing in April and my boob starting swelling a couple of months later so where it was a cup size smaller than the 'normal' one, it is now a cup size bigger and a bit achy/tender. I had it checked at the lymphoedema clinic and was told it was just normal post-radiation swelling which was causing a bit of a drainage problem (ewwww!) but it would probably sort itself out in time. I was told to go back to the clinic in 3/4 months if it was still a problem but they didn't seem to think it would be. Seems as if it is a fairly common reaction.
Like you I had WLE and rads, finished May. My boob was slighty smaller than the other one. Now it has swollen and is a little larger than the other one. My scar feels tight when I raise my arm. I still do the exercises 3 times daily. I was paranoid I had lymphodema but I have none of the other symptons. Hopefully others who finished treatment earlier than us will be along to say it's normal.
I had WLE end of March and finished rads end of June. My boob has had its up and downs throughout recovery and I thought the worse was over. This week it has swollen again, it is stinging and now my nipple is irritated (friction on bra due to swelling?) Has/is anyone else experiencing this, is it normal? Any advice would be much appreciated.