Mar 18, 2013 - 8:43 pm
I had a modified radical mastectomy on the 26th of Feb. Since the drainage tubes (2) were removed, a lot of fluid has built up under my arm and sutures. It's almost like my breast is trying to regenerate myself! I have contacted the surgeon, who says if it is not red, warm, painful or showing signs of infection then not to worry as it will take about a month for the fluids to reabsorb back into my body. I'm fine with that, as I don't want to risk infection with drainage from an incisional needle. I see my oncologist for the first time on Wednesday, who I am assuming will set up my chemo. Will the excess fluid build up delay my chemo treatments? Is anyone else dealing with this situation?