Post Mastectomy Concern

Posted by lisaok @lisaok, Aug 17 11:07pm

I am 6 days post surgery. I had a mastectomy of the right breast and am healing with the Prevena Restor system (purple patch). I noticed a small 1/2 inch blister within the purple patch where some bloody discharge is collecting. Is this normal or should I be concerned?

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You should call your doctor and team to verify.
Infections can happen quickly.
Heal and recover well wishing the best pathology results from your surgery!

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Yes, please notify your physician(s) immediately. Email or text the photos as well. It's likely nothing serious but don't take a chance and ignore it…

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I never heard of Purple. Ask dr. about Hyperbaric oxygen. I had a blk patent leather scab over breast – I could almost watch necrosis heal. Healed fast. Athletes use to heal FAST.

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I had a single mastectomy with a purple prevena healing bandage that was removed after one week. I noticed a slight swelling at the midline around the incision that now two weeks later seems to have enlarged to a soft, 3 inch, bump. There is also swelling under and above my armpit following a sentinel node biopsy. No lymphedema evaluation or exercises for several weeks as ordered. I am considering a lymphedema massage and wondered if others have used this therapy or would recommend something else for healing. Let’s just say the scar does not look like I expected so any advice is welcomed.

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@lisaok, any update? Did you see your surgeon and get this looked after?

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