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Open Wound under breast

  • serbeck73
  • Utica, MI
  • 2 years ago

I'm having a hard time healing this open wound I have under my right breast. My lift was done May 17th and it has been about 2 1/2 weeks since the area opened after the scab feel off early. My doctor told me to cover it with triple antibiotic ointment and don't wear a bra at night,but not much has changed. I go back tomorrow for a checkup. Anyone have other ideas? Thanks,Becky

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I had a Brest lift almost 5 weeks ago, about 21/2 weeks after surgery I developed a sore under my left breast, now at 4 weeks I have a small sore under my right breast. They are currently treating it by using triple anti bacterial ointments, and covering it with non stick gauze pads. I am not seeing an improvement. I am going to call my Dr. Tomorrow for a mor aggressive approach, as it seems that it's is not uncommon, but many here have used saline and sulfur based topical creams. Tonight I am not using a bra or gause. I have neosporin on them, but that all. I hope this gets under control soon! Tummy tuck (although very painful) healed great!
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I had a breast lift with augmentation on July 12, 13 along with a tummy tuck. Prepared my body by eating healthy and following the drs orders. 3 weeks after surgery I got an infected suture under my right breast. Dr removed suture packed with antibiotic gauze several times over a week! Now I apply silver sulfate ointment and clean with saline solution twice a day. The area is about a dime size and appears to have any improvements. This has been going on for 6 weeks. Has anyone had this same situation? I'm beyond discouraged :(...
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How are you doing now? I had a lift on dec 4 and a dime sized hole on my vertical anchor scar from 2 spitting sutures and feel like it's never going to heal. Did yours get better, if so what did you do for it to heal?
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I'm much better now. It took about two months to completely heal because both breast open up. I got in the shower, ran water over breasts, squeeze soapy water with lever 2000 soap. Sometimes I spray Saline Wound Spray.Rinse and pat dry. Then I used triple antibiotic ointment then apply the nonstick gauze everyday twice a day until they healed. It takes patience but you will be ok. Now I'm just trying to lightening my scars. Give it some time and I know that's hard to do when you are looking at yourself. I hope this helps!
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How long did it take you to heal on e you were treated for this sore that developed?
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Just had reduction surgery about 2 weeks ago and 9 days after surgery I realized I had 2 inch wide open wound on under right breast. So I called my PS and went in the next day. He removed the tape around my incisions and cleaned up the wound. He told me to use telaform or non stick dressing and clean the wound with mild soap and water. Then put triple antibiotic ointment then nonstick gauze twice a day. So two days has passed and I'm still scared because I took a shower and when I got out the left breast starting dripping blood. I just cried and I hope things close up because I'm scared and feeling regretful.
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I had the same problem with my lift. Everything will be fine. It does take some time. My dr prescribed me silver sufadine. I also prayed saline in my open wound. It will heal just be patient.
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Thanks for the reassurance but because I'm having some nerve sensation in my legs the doctor wants me to go to the ER. For possible DVT. I do have fibromyalgia so could it possible from not being on my meds for about 2 weeks. I just took it now because I scared to be patient in the hospital. I hate going through this but maybe next month I will be happier.
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I had an open wound that looked like Becky's. It would not heal, tried everything over counter. Went to doctor charged $200.00 and ointment prescribed did not work. I had leftover copper sulfate from a mole I had removed and the sore produced a scab and healed. I was putting the copper sulfate on other smaller sores trying to develop and it healed them. Then another open sore developed, this one started to develop round but it was not a ring worm cause it was open raw in the center, the copper sulfate did not work on this one, I noticed new ones wanting to come out as small clusters of tiny bumps, it didn't hurt, it didn't itched, only when washing with warm watter I felt some itching. I thought it had to be some type of fungus. Desperate I went to a health food store, asked for something to get rid of fungus infection. Lady suggested "Safe care RX Athlete,s Foot Fighter". Is a homeopathic all natural product. I purchased it on a Friday, applied it on wound and spayed it inside mouth as well, several times a day. I was amazed to see the daily healing! By Thursday the next week, scab had fallen off and open sore was gone!!! My doctor had scared me saying I could develope sores in my organs! And his next step was oxygen therapy!!
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hi im raquel i recently got surgrey on jan 7 becuz i had a really bad opend wound on my left breast but recently i had to go to the emergency room becuz my incinsion open now its bk to the way it was but this time i got a hole on my breast im very scared should i be worried about the hole.Im also going bk in for surgrey again but in the mean time what do i do for it to get better and not worst. and where does it come from
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Get saline wash. You're doctor can give you a prescription for it. It will also make it not hurt. Sorry I haven't had much sleep. Don't mean to be short.
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Hey everyone, i had my lift and new silicone implants put in on dec 20 so im exactly 4 weeks out of surgery! I have no pain at all but i have spitt a few stitches out and i have a wound on my right breast that is taking forever to heal. This is my 3rd boob job second lift! I had 2 sets a saline implants leak on me so this time i got the new silicone gel ones! I have to say i like these implants alot better! I read all ur posts about keepin it dry with no ointments or creams and at night i sleep braless and try to get as much air to that spot as possible! Some days i feel it looks better but then i take a shower and it softens my newly forming scab! I had my first lift (keyhole lift) w/ saline implants done when i was 24. It was a nightmare. I broke open in a tun of spots (partly my fault cause i smoked) and i felt like a monster. The dr. Also left some areola under my new higher nipple so i had a third nipple in my eyes. I became very anxious and stressed out. But i got through it and just learned to deal w/ my wide scars. A few years passed and my implant started to leak so i went to a very well known dr in my area and he said i didnt need a lift but he could laser my scars and the left over areola and put new implants in, i was very happy w/ the results! Well then about 2 months ago i notice my left implant was gettin very small and sure enough i went back to my dr. And my saline implant was leaking again, well this time i did need a lift (i had a baby) again and i was terrified to go through it again but kindof felt i didnt have a choice cause it was leaking so i went through w/ the inverted T style lift and got silicone beacuse i dont want anymore leaking saline ones. I know what u see at first is not what there goin to look like in the end result because it is night and day from day one to day 100 but i did everything right this time (havnt smoke in years) and i still have a spot thats giving me crap. Ive been crying a lil bit here and there because i just want it to heal up. It does look alot better beacuse of reading all ur posts and im doing the dryout method you all talk about but its so frustrating cause i really thought this wouldnt happen! Everything else looks great just that one annoying spot at the tension point on my right breast! Im hanging in there and my dr said everything looks great no infection at all and to just be patient cause it will heal. I have an amazing supportive husband who has stood by my side and had to pay for all these surgerys and he truely has made this process easier cause he helps me when i get down or anxious. But i feel bad for putting him through this again. I know the spot will heal and i know im gonna luv my boobs cause we tend to forget all the pain and issues when were all healed up but i wish it would hurry up and heal! Im so glad i found this website cause its nice to know im not alone. I thankyou all for sharing ur stories cause it makes me feel better after i read them. Wishing everyone the best of luck and a speedy recovery!
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Hi I recently had my 3rd breast lift plus aug and I am having serious healing issues. My left breast opened at the t and is now bigger than a silver dollar. I tried using silver sorb which seemed to help close it but it is still raw and very Painful. I feel like its never going to heal and the scar is going to be huge. I've never experienced anything like this. I'm hoping you might have some insight on how long it takes to have skin come back on it. I'm getting worried that if it takes too long it could get infected. Thanks Hmvjdv
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Hi, Hmvjdv - you don't say how long it's been since your surgery, so I recommend you read everyone else's posts (and think back on your past experience) to know when it's been "too long". That said, I also don't know if it is different on subsequent surgeries (if the skin that's having to heal is "new" skin or if it is some of the skin that's been cut on and healed before) so I'd be sure to ask your PS about whether it should be different this time around. It does take a really long time - so hang in there!
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Hello Hmvjdv, You need to get saline wound wash. There is a prescription for it. Once you start using it you will notice a difference the next day. Do not try putting a blow dryer on it. I tried this as some girls on here suggested to to this. It made it worse for me. Using saline water was a life saver for me and also made me not hurt. Do it after you shower and do it twice a day.
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Thank you both for your advice and help. I'm going on week 6 post surgery and about 4 weeks of it being open. I will try the saline. My wound is circular in shape and about the size of two silver dollars. I know everyone heals at their own pace but on average a wound that size, am I looking at several more months? I just need a timeline. It's so scary. Hmvjdv
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Hmvjdv, I've read your previous post, and this one. My honest advice. This long of an opening, and size. I would recommend asking your plastic surgeon to restitch you. When wound openings get to 3 inches or more in size, and the length of time open. Your wound could close then reopen due to the strength of the new skin. It's very depressing, scary and down right upsetting! I've been there. Plastic surgeons, like things perfect, and pretty. They sometimes also don't like to "give in" to the mess up of the suture that was made and fix it! I would definitely pressure your surgeon to stitch you back up where you are open. It will make you and your doctor feel alot better. I mean at this point who cares what your scar will look like! You just want to be closed and healed and enjoying your new additions!:) that's my advice. I hope you get better soon!
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I had my surgery june18 2012. I didn't completely heal untill the end of December 2012! Yes I was depressed. My doctor had to prescribe me ambien just so I would go to sleep. Instead of staring into the mirror and crying. My opening was the size of my palm! I am a dancer,so heck yea I was worried about the outcome of the scar. I believe it was in late October when one night I was at Walgreens and was looking where the gauzes were. (I went through about 3boxes a week). I saw saline wound wash! Which is something you spray on a scrape to clean the dirt out. I decided to buy a bottle. I figured hell it cannot get any worse than what it is already.. I was desperate. So after I took a shower and washed like my doctor told me to I sprayed the saline water on my wound. Then I covered it back with gauze. The next day I swore I could tell the difference. I did it again the next night. Yes it was working. Now when I did this it was a 3am. I didn't ask my doctor for permission. That Friday I called my doctor and asked him if he could prescribe me saline solution. I told him what I have done and that it has helped me heal. He said that at my next visit which was that following Monday he was going to introduce that to me. The saline I got from Walgreens in the first aid section was like $7.00. That lasted 2 sprays which was 2 days. The prescription is $10.00 I believe. Because of the large amount for some reason is why you have to have A script for it. Now I'm healed I have good days and I have bad days. My scar is nowhere as big as the wound was. I use dermablend to cover it. I go back to my doctor in September. I'm sorry. I know how you feel.
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I'm so sorry you've had such a journey but I'm also very happy for you that you are finally healed. I also go through 3 boxes of nonstick gauze a week. It is depressing. I was considering removing the implants and giving up. Thank you for sharing your story I am going to try the saline wash. What made you think your wound was healing? Did it start to regenerate skin all over it or produce a big scab? I just want to know what to look for. Did you take pictures of it as it healed by any chance?
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The next day it just felt different. I could have been imagined it. I was in a weird state if mind.. YES, I do have pictures. My email is sarahmelissaharper@yahoo.com
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You know that burning feeling you have. It was gone. I was on pain med for nearly 5 months! When I started the saline water I didn't take anymore. I didn't need to.
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I'm a little over 1 month post from a breast reduction. About 2 weeks after the surgery, I got an open wound about the size of a nickel under my right breast. A week later I got an open wound the size of a dime under my left breast. Ugh! I followed the doc's instructions to the letter - clean with peroxide, apply antibiotic ointment, cover with gauze 2x/day. No visible improvement after 2 weeks and I'm super impatient. My friend suggested that I try Unkers Medicated Salve. It works! After 2 weeks, the dime size wound has completely closed & the other wound is closing. I apply it twice a day along with the antibiotic. Please follow your doc's advice, but if you've tried everything, it can't hurt.Good luck!
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I am going through the same thing with my wound not healing. It's worrying me to death. My dr has me putting sliver sulfadiazine on it now
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Where do you get that salve?
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I have just had a cyst removed out of my breast the same size and he told me i could go back to work the next day i cant even put a bra on my breasr are a f to g so very large when can i expect this to close and start to heal he has me packing it with gause and a saline wash but the pain is crazy im taking 3 to 4 viconeden a day how long does this take to here and how are you?
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