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'Sloshing' sound after mastectomy

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Re: 'Sloshing' sound after mastectomy

Hi Dorsetlass,

Glad you you're less worried and hope it settles down quickly for you. Thanks for your good luck message for my surgery tomorrow - much appreciated. I had the wires put in today and the injection done, it was better than I expected. Early start for me tomorrow!

Look after yourself.

Sandpiper

 

 

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Re: 'Sloshing' sound after mastectomy

Hi Sandpiper,

Thanks for your reply.

I've just spoken to my breast care nurse and she said that it is probably seroma. I'm going to keep an eye on it and if it gets uncomfortable or I feel unwell I have to go back to the hospital.

It's worrying when you hear the sound and if you start checking with 'Dr Google' you can get worried.

All the best for your surgery.

 

Best wishes,

dorsetlass

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Dear Dorsetlass,

Sounds like you may have a seroma, (according to what I've read elsewhere on this forum and on the Breast Cancer Care booklets) which is a collection of fluid that's built up since you've had your surgery. If it is this, it may settle and be reabsorbed on its own or it may need to be drained.  You could contact your Breast Nurse Specialist at your hospital on Monday for advice. 

I haven't had my surgery yet so not speaking from my own experience.

Look after yourself.

Sandpiper

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'Sloshing' sound after mastectomy

Hi all,

I had my mastectomy on Wednesday in day surgery. Since coming home I can hear a 'sloshing' liquid sound, like a hot water bottle in my left side ( where the breast was). Is this normal? It doesn't hurt, but sounds & feels odd.

Thanks for any advice.