Topic: My reconstructed breast is growing it's own boob? Oil Cyst?

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Posted on: Oct 8, 2021 06:21PM

Posted on: Oct 8, 2021 06:21PM

GattinaBella wrote:

Hello - One of my two reconstructed breast looks like it's growing it's own breast now! Dmx on 2019 but reconstruction and fat grafting took another 18 months. Last surgery was 13-½ months ago, could I just now be getting an oil cyst at the surface? It's firmly squishy and about and inch wide. My next checkup is in November.

I do have pebbles of necrotic fat, this is much different.

Thanks!

Dx 11/13/2018, DCIS/ILC/IDC, Both breasts, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 23, 2021 06:19AM saltmarsh wrote:

I just saw this and hope you got some replies off-list. I don't have any answers about that, but if I were in your shoes, I'd report that to my medical oncologist and have it looked at. Good luck!

Dx 3/8/2021. LCIS, ILC. Surgery 4/19/2021 mastectomy, right
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Oct 28, 2021 01:17PM GattinaBella wrote:

Thanks saltmarsh - an ultrasound today confirmed a large oil cyst. Surprising to have so long after surgery.

Hope you are healing well! Best Wishes :)

Dx 11/13/2018, DCIS/ILC/IDC, Both breasts, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-

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