Can a movable, painful lump still be a seroma in swollen area under scar from bilateral mastectomies 8 years later? (Photos)

picture of written report findings after a recent ultrasound attached below

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Seroma?

Yes, a seroma or capsule can be there, but if the sonogram was negative, then it might be something else. An exam in person is critical.

Seroma?

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Yes, a seroma or capsule can be there, but if the sonogram was negative, then it might be something else. An exam in person is critical.

Seroma - can it persist for years

Thank you for asking about your breast lump.
  • Yes, an untreated seroma can stay where it is indefinitely.
  • If it is causing you pain, please see your breast surgeon to have it removed.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes  - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

Seroma - can it persist for years

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Thank you for asking about your breast lump.
  • Yes, an untreated seroma can stay where it is indefinitely.
  • If it is causing you pain, please see your breast surgeon to have it removed.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes  - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

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