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Topic: Painful drainage port / reaction to adhesive

Forum: Surgery - Before, During, and After — Surgical options and helpful tips for recovery and side effects.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2020 07:00PM

Eucalyptia wrote:

My surgery was Tuesday. I had a reaction to the adhesive (burning blisters) and was advised to remove the bandages. One of the ports hurts more than the other- and I’m so uncomfortable. Drains are to be removed Wednesday am. Is this normal? Docs don’t seem concerned. No fever, not “hot” to the touch, just feeling exposed and painful when I move.

Dx 8/27/2020, IDC, Both breasts, 3cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 9/22/2020 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Sep 27, 2020 08:00PM Spookiesmom wrote:

Do you mean the drains? I had one, out of 4, that gave me fits. I went back to surgeon, nurse fiddled with it. Didn’t stop the leaking and pain until it came out. And that one REALLY hurt. Just had to deal with it

Reoccurrence 3-19. Dx IDC, Stage IIIA, Grade 3
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Sep 27, 2020 08:05PM Eucalyptia wrote:

thank you- yes the drain. I taped it to my side with paper tape and it’s seems to be a little better. thank yo!


Dx 8/27/2020, IDC, Both breasts, 3cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 9/22/2020 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Sep 27, 2020 08:58PM exbrnxgrl wrote:

Yes, they can be uncomfortable but it appears you have no signs of infection. You will be happy on Wednesday and they are called drains (Jackson Pratt or JP drains). Ports are for infusions and are quite another thing. Just a few more days

Bilateral mx 9/7/11 with one step ns reconstruction. As of 11/21/11, 2cm met to upper left femur Dx 7/8/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 11/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/21/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/21/2011 Bone Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2014 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Sep 27, 2020 09:32PM Eucalyptia wrote:

thank you!

Dx 8/27/2020, IDC, Both breasts, 3cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 9/22/2020 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Sep 27, 2020 09:58PM MinusTwo wrote:

EUcalyptia - attached is a link to a great thread about tape issues. Take a look.

https://community.breastcancer.org/forum/91/topics...

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Sep 28, 2020 06:31PM Mangosan99 wrote:

Eucalyptia,

I had surgery on the 17th and have had similar issues with one of my drains the first few days. Not so much tape irritation but discomfort, leaking, etc. It will get better!

Join us on the Sept surgery group if you would like. There are several of us, many with mastectomies and TE's, going through some of the same stuff at the same time.

Here's the link: https://community.breastcancer.org/forum/91/topics...


Dx 7/7/2020, DCIS, Left, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR- Surgery 9/17/2020 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Sep 28, 2020 08:22PM Eucalyptia wrote:

Thank you! I will go check it out now.

Dx 8/27/2020, IDC, Both breasts, 3cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 9/22/2020 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement

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