I am having pain 3 months post op breast augmentation and have already 1 seroma in my right side. almost like a stinging numbness burning on the top almost clavicle area. no swelling. my right arm has felt a little numb and also today my right leg thigh has been feeling numb...not sure if those are related. I did call my doctor and he scheduled me 8 days out so he must not be too concerned? should i not be?
3 Months Post Op Breast Augmentation and Pain/Burning in Right Side?
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Pain after Breast Augmentation
It’s very difficult to make a clinical judgment without knowing more of your history, and certainly without seeing you and I cannot second guess your surgeon’s decision to see you 8 days after your call. Without knowing any of your history, I would most likely have you come into my office immediately for an examination and perhaps some further testing.
Jonathan Ross Berman, M.D. , F.A.C.S.
Numbness and Pain 3 Months After Breast Augmentation
Usually, the seroma will be resolved as the body will take care of it. However, if you have a hematoma a surgical intervention to drain it will be necessary. So without a photo and physical examination it is hard to provide you with an accurate diagnosis.
As for the burning pain sensation and the numbness in your right arm and leg, I would tell you to keep a close look at the areas and monitor any worsening if it were to happen.
Visiting your surgeon after a week should not prohibit you from visiting the ER if your situation worsens.
Best of luck to you and thank you for your question.
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