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Topic: Drains in armpits

Forum: Lymphedema — Risks, tips for prevention, and info about products that can address the symptoms of lymphedema.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2017 05:28PM

reneeCA wrote:

Has anyone had their PS put MX drains in their armpit? I have 4 incision scars (2 each side) that seem to be the source of my cording and swelling in armpit.

Seems everyone I know had the drains to the side of their MX site, e.g. rib area. I'd love to find other people in my situation to find out if this is medical acceptable to put drains in axilla.

Dx 10/27/2016, DCIS, Left, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 11/23/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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