Hi, I had a lumpectomy on the 28th of December and didn't really know what to expect. My breast was very swollen and sore which I thought must be normal - yesterday I discovered there was a bit of a problem as it "popped" like a balloon made a bit of a mess, to say the least, but it was clearly was not "fresh" blood as it looked more like treacle. Any way trips back and forth to the hospital I am now sat with a funny little bag attached to the wound a bit like the insides of a wine box that I have to drain every few hours and antibiotics the size of horse tranquilisers. I haven't posted this to scare you but just to say if your not sure get it checked. Everything I had previously read about lumpectomy was very positive and talked about recovery being a very quick and simple process. The scans I have now had show 2 hematomas still to drain at 8cm goodness knows how big the one was that popped out. The good thing is it feels much better now although I am a little worried about it refilling I suspect this is in my head and actually not possible. The consultant says it will take a couple of weeks to sort itself out.
Good luck with your treatment and I hope everything is ok
I'm only a few days after surgery, but I have harder areas where the lump is and above it. I asked the surgeon and they said it is due to the surgery as structures are moved around, and it will feel different. I was worried and asked because I want sure how I would check myself in future. They told me not to worry about it yet as all the swelling has to settle
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