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Swelling post lumpectomy surgery

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Has anyone had swelling in the area of their lumpectomy? It’s not where the SLNB was (it’s not under my arm) but above where the lumpectomy scar is. It’s like I can hear water in there. I know some swelling is to be expected but should the area be elevated and filled with liquid? Also, any suggestions on what I can do to lessen the swelling?

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  • harley07
    harley07 Member Posts: 318
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    @dsc - I had a similar experience after my lumpectomy and it was a seroma (this article explains more https://www.breastcancer.org/treatment-side-effects/seroma . Your situation could be very different. Please contact your surgeon as soon as possible for their guidance.

  • moderators
    moderators Posts: 8,287
    edited May 2023
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    Hi @dsc,

    Like, @harley07 said, it could potentially be a seroma, but we would also recommend reaching out to your surgeon to get further insight as to what it might be. Let us know any updated information you receive!