I had surgery at the end of July. 1 wk later I had an open wound under right breast. I went back to PS and he said use non stick dressing and triple antibiotics BID. Then three days later the left breast starting dripping blood. I gave pressure and put ointment on with dressing. I've noticed I have sensation in legs. Could it be from going a couple of weeks without Lyrica for FM or maybe a DVT? He said go to the ER but I'm nervous.
Open Wound Under Breast and Sensation in Legs. Can It Be Nerve Pain or DVT in Legs? (photo)
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Open Wound Under Breast and Sensation in Legs. Can It Be Nerve Pain or DVT in Legs?
Your surgeon is correct GO TO THE ER!!! A DVT event is very seru=ious and could be life threatening!!!
Open Wound Under Breast and Sensation in Legs. Can It Be Nerve Pain or DVT in Legs
If there is reasonable suspicion of a DVT, an evaluation is mandatory. This is a health and life threatening problem, that is readily treatable. Follow your surgeon's advice.
All the best.
DVT is a life and death manner. I would not waste time in getting to the ER as every second counts.
In terms of your wound, it appears to have a lot of tension. I would recommend aggressive local wound care and frequent followup with your surgeon. Once healed, you may be a candidate for a scar/breast revision.
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