That's massive. I don't mean to sound "thoughtless" when I say this, but it must have felt like you almost had another boob forming at that size! I'm soo glad to hear it's getting lesser and better, albeit taking a long time. Where on earth "does" all the fluid come from?! Funny things aren't they, well, that's as long as they aren't too painful, then they aren't so funny.
I had seromas with both my masts. Thought the one at the size of 1/2 a tennis ball was big. Plus only took two drains for it to have almost gone. Nature took care of what was then left - slowly absorbed.
Am I to presume you didn't have any recon surgery, mast only?
Hope it all settles down soon, you're keeping and recovering well, and religiously doing your exercises - most important.
Lots of love xxxx
I had my mastectomy on 27 June 2019. I developed a seroma a week or so after the drain was removed. Middle of July it became so uncomfortable so called the breast clinic and had appointment with consultant. He drained it and they took away 750 ml so three quarters of a litre!!! No wonder I was uncomfortable. Anyhow I am still getting it drained. Last Friday was the 12th time. It is getting smaller thankfully and last Friday was just over 200 ml. The only thing is the fluid is building up in a smaller area which is also quite uncomfortable. Now I know it will eventually go away it's just going to take it's time.
I soo hope you've had your seroma drained by now.
I'm somewhat late reading your post. I had them following both my mastectomies, both appeared approx a week later. Need to be drained, as otherwise they can delay healing in the tissues beneath. But, yes, they can resolve themselves, but that can be a long time eventually! xxx
Thank you for your post and we're sorry to read that you're experiencing these seromas. For further information on this, you can speak to our clinical nurses for free on 0808 800 6000. They are available between 9am-4pm on Mondays to Fridays and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.
Sending you our best wishes,
Thank you. That's encouraging. I have had it drained by the BCN 3 times now; four weeks after the op. Hopefully this will get less and less.
I had a seroma following my bc surgery, it felt like I had a golf ball under my arm. When I spoke to my breast care nurse about it, she asked if it was bearable to which I replied yes, as they like, where possible, to let it disperse on its own. You can have it drained if it is causing you a problem. If you are concerned I would give your breast care nurse a call and discuss it with you, she might ask you to come in so that she can have a look at it.
Mine started dispersing a couple of weeks after surgery and was completely gone 6 weeks later.
Hope this has been of help
Hi. I would like to chat to anyone who has the above problem. I have one and am getting frustrated about the lack on information about it. Any help gratefully received.