I have a question about the seroma draining. I had SLNB on the 24th, went back to the hospital on 4th October because the swelling had become too painful, couldn’t do my excercises or put my arm down, sleep was affected near impossible. The dr drained it but advised me that there was a high chance of this reoccurring. Low and behold two days later I can feel my under arm starting to swell. How long does this go on for? And has anyone else experienced this happening and is there anything anyone can suggest to prevent this from happening? Will this prevent radiotherapy (praying for clear nodes) from taking place if it continues? Suggestions please, getting worried.
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Hi, I’m home and recovering from SLNB. The radioactive injections were quite painful but quick at least. The surgeon came and checked to see if he could find the liquid on the tracer before he even started surgery which was good. Not sure how many lymph nodes he got but hopefully it’s enough to test and see if it’s spread. I don’t know that he used a blue dye tho because I don’t have a blue tinge to my skin or pee. I am fairly swollen but am managing to get my exercises done but managing with over the counter pain meds. Surgeon was able to tell me my HER2 score was re tested and came back negative so providing the nodes come back clear I will just have to have radiotherapy and tamoxifen. I’m keeping everything crossed for that outcome. You ladies are so strong who have been through this awful disease and I am pleased to have found this forum where we can chat about everything and anything. Stay positive everyone.
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