Post op edema from mastectomy
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Prolonged seroma after surgery
How long did you have drains in place after surgery? Has your doctor simply aspirated the fluid over and over again as it re-accumulates? Has he/she put in another drain to wick away the fluid and allow the tissues to adhere to one another (which will eliminate the space for the fluid to accumulate and cure the problem)? Do you gave expanders or implants in place? Is the fluid clear/yellowish every time, or is it cloudy or milky at all? Has there ever been a suggestion of infection from tests or because of symptoms? If you haven't already, see if a drain can be placed with ultrasound guidance to allow the fluid to be removed as it forms so that the tissues have a chance to heal together. This can be done easily and is not painful. I hope that helps! Good luck to you.
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