Thanks for posting. I understand you posted Saturday and wonder if you did contact your out of hours doctor yesterday or if the swelling has gone down.
Swelling can develop soon after breast surgery. The swelling may affect your breast, chest wall, shoulder and arm. It’s a normal part of the healing process and should lessen six to eight weeks after your surgery. There can also be altered sensation under the arm such as stinging, shooting pains or tingling. This is because the nerves in the area have been disturbed.
If you have any concerns still, do get back in touch with your GP or treatment team.
I had WLE and sentinel lymph nodes removed on 26th July and I have been recovering quite well. I went to see my doctor as I was worried about lymphodema under my arm but she said it was just swelling , no infection. It had calmed down yesterday but this evening it is quite swollen again and I am a little concerned . It isn’t fluid and I don’t think I have an infection as not red or hot . I wanted some advice as to whether I should contact my out of hours doctor tomorrow if it hadn’t gone down . It smarts / stings , is this normal ?