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Seroma, do I need to act


Re: Seroma, do I need to act

Hi chezweedon


Thanks for this latest post.


Seromas are not uncommon after breast surgery. Sometimes they will require draining if they increase in size, or are uncomfortable. If the seroma restricts your arm movement and prevents you doing your arm exercises, speak to your breast care nurse or surgeon for advice. If your symptoms worsen over the weekend, or you feel unwell, you may need to go to the accident and emergency department so that they can assess you properly.


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Best wishes





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Re: Seroma, do I need to act

I had mastectomy 19 October and have needed it drained several times. I don't know what your next step of treatment is but in my area they don't advise chemo until it's only draining 50ml. I've had from 300ml to 100ml so far so chemo delayed. Find out implications for your treatment in your area. I knew it would delay it in advance but it would have been a real downer had I not known and expecting chemo soon.

Seroma, do I need to act

I have a small lump under my arm which I've been told are my 'dog ears' with a small area around it that I presume is seroma. This seems to be spreading under the arm and around my back. It isn't painful or causing any problems, will it be absorbed by the body naturally or should I be off to the seroma clinic. Don't really want it draining if I don't need to.