Sep 05, 2010 - 11:54 pm
Hello, i'm new here. I was diagnosed with L breast IBC (HER2-NU+ PR- ER-)in March 2010< I finished 20 weeks of chemo two weeks ago. Thursday 9-2 I had a L modified radical with lymph pocket taken and R simple mastectomy. I have two JP's on each side. On Friday 9-3 my surgeon came to see me and said that I had developed a large hemotoma on the L side and one of my drains was clogged. She said that she would have to open the entire incision, remove the hematoma and replace the drains. I had it done, now have to mill and empty the drains every 3 hours. The L side is doing well, that is the side that had the IBC and lymph involvement, but it is the R side that is causing me pain. It feels like its ripping inside. I came home today, Sunday 9-5, of course this started once I got home! When I milk the JP tube it sends a horrible shooting burn through the incision. Ive called the on call resident for the past 3 hours with no response. Any ideas what could cause this pain?