I had a lumpectomy and axillary nodes removed. I got a seroma in both surgery sites. I had to get the breast sermoa drained twice but this cleared up by itself about 8 weeks post surgery. Five months on I’m still have issues with the seroma under my arm. I’ve had it drained three times, with a fourth one booked in for next week. I was told that usually they clear up within the first three months.
I hope you are doing ok despite the seroma. Mine went something like this:
Surgery 6th December
Drained 60ml 12th December
Drained again 45ml 19th December
Swelled again after the 2nd drain but not as badly and didn't need draining again. It was back to normal, in terms of swelling by the 29th, so just over a month. I was left with a little sore lump under my lymph node incision but otherwise had no further issues with seromas.
As anyone suffered from a seroma after surgery? If so how long did it take to disappear? and did you have to keep having it drained? Also how big was it?
I have had my seroma drained twice already and it has filled again. It is quite large and its under my arm so i can't put my arm down straight. I know everyone is different but i just wanted to get an idea of how normal this is.