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|LCIS - Lobular Carcinoma In Situ
Questions about lobular carcinoma in situ.
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|1/21/2011||Hi Lilly,I am 2 1/2 weeks post-op from a left breast lumpectomy with a diagnosis of LCIS.I had two biopsies in November that left me with a hematoma the size of an egg, which is why they waited to do my surgery in Jan.Still bruising, tenderness and my breast has a hard lump several places which my surgeon says is a healing ridge.I have noticed dark blood on my towel every morning after my shower for the past 4 days. I have checked my incision site & nipple for any discharge, found nothing there until this morning, I noticed dark blood on my nipple when I checked. When I gently squeezed on my nipple, a very small amount of dark blood came out. I have not noticed anythig on my bra any other time of day or night, only after I shower in the morning. Does this mean anything and should I be concerned? Thank you for taking the time to answer questions.|
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|1/22/2011||it is common to develop a hematoma after breast surgery. the body looks for ways to have it drain itself as well as absorb it. the nipple and the incision are the two ways that it can self drain. dark blood is a sign that this is what is happening.if blood was bright red then it would imply that there is still bleeding going on within the surgical cavity. do not think of this surgery as a lumpectomy. lumpectomy by definition means that you had breast cancer. instead you had an open excisional biopsy to rule out cancer since LCIS is a marker for increased risk and not actually cancer.|
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