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Seroma questions


Re: Seroma questions

Hi scientistmafia

Thanks for your post

Seromas can be annoying and feel a bit weird as you describe. It’s not possible for us to say if your seroma should be drained. However, it does need to be assessed, along with the damp feeling and smell you describe. You could give your breast care nurse a ring and describe your symptoms to her.

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Seroma questions

I had a left breast mastectomy for DCIS on 25th August.

I have developed a seroma under my scar that extends into my armpit. I also think my whole shoulder area is slightly puffy.

Do I have to get this drained? It is annoying and feels a bit weird at times, but isn’t painful.


Also I have noticed that my armpit feels damp and, despite washing the area, has an odd smell. Could the seroma be oozing into this area?