I had a lift and implants. Why does one of my areolas drain daily? (photos)
10 months ago
My right areola is very hard and almost a charcoal color. The texture is completely different than my left and I have very minimal feeling in it. My main concern is that it drains.. Sometimes, it it's itchy and sometimes I feel a throbbing pain. I have drainage constantly. Sticks to my bra, gauze everything. My PS has requested I see my OBGYN as I am one week in Sulfameth and no signs of improvement. Please help? What do you think this is and how do I resolve?
Doctor Answers 2
Thanks for your question. The images are very magnified and it's hard to discern exactly what is happening. It could be that if you are using a topical ointment like Neosporin, that you have a sensitivity to it. The hardness and firmness you are describing however can be seen with excessive swelling or lack of blood supply to an area. If your breasts and nipple/areolar complexes are otherwise not swollen, and your surgeon doesn't appreciate any issues other than the skin weeping- it is likely a contact dermatitis. Not sure why it's only on one side. Dermatologist might be helpful too. Best of Luck!
From your photos i would bet that this is due to some retained sutures and given time your surgeon can remove them or they will fall and or absorb.Make sure you have no fever.
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