Having swellings on fingers and arm 8 hours after surgery. Is it common?
I had a unilateral mastectomy today. Surgery was completed about 8 hours ago. I just noticed that my arm and fingers on the side where I had a surgery are slightly swollen. Before surgery I had read the symptoms of lymphedema. In my case, surgeon took 3 lymph nodes away. I’m at risk of developing lymphedema. I know I am only a few hours out of surgery and swelling is likely due to surgery. But part of me is very nervous of getting lymphedema. I’m debating whether I should visit emergency department.
Did anyone have similar symptoms and when did your swelling go away?