4 days post double mastectomy, nipple sparing, direct to implant
Good morning/evening and afternoon everyone.
This past Monday I went in for a double mastectomy, which was reconstructed immediately and spared skin and nipple.
While the pain has been tolerable, the drains manageable (but hated!), my left nipple has incurred 2 deep purple spots, both about the size of a dime. One is in the middle of the areola, while one is essentially right onto the nipple stalk, Concerned, I called my surgeon, who said that (in Canada) it's a bit of waiting game. While she believes its venous congestion (which will be reabsorbed by my body), I am just so insanely concerned it's the beginnings of nipple necrosis. I went to see my GP, who pushed on my breast and say color return (after pushing it), which in her mind meant that my bloodflow is there and not restricted. I'm less optimistic and I am hoping people can share their experiences:
* Did you have bruising across the breast (I have all colors - blue, greenish, yellow), with the left one (which also has the purple) being much more pronounced.
* Did you have nipple bruising?
Any and al insight is appreciated. For reference, I am 40F, non-smoker, preventative mastectomy, no health issues,