I initially had implants 6 years ago but had them replaced due to rippling and they were over the muscle where as I wanted them under. The last surgery was done in Costa Rica 6 weeks ago. Approx 1 week ago the left breast became painful around the areola, I woke up this morning with sudden severe swelling. I have been using cold pacs, taking antibiotics and anti inflammatories. In the past I have had large fluid filled cysts in this breast, the pain is similar. Thank you.
6 weeks post op, increasing pain and swelling over the last week in left breast. Could this be a seroma?
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Breast augmentation issue
At six weeks after surgery, you can have several different things going on. Best to see a surgeon in person to be properly evaluated.
6 weeks post op, increasing pain and swelling over the last week in left breast.
A photo might help. The possibilities include seroma, hematoma, infection. No one should make a specific diagnosis without a physical exam. You need to be seen by a plastic surgeon. SInce you did this out of the country, you may have difficulty finding someone. Your primary doc may be able to help. Otherwise and emergency room visit my be the only option. If this is an infection, delay in treatment will only make things worse.
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