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Intraductal Papillomas
General questions about intraductal papillomas.
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4/21/2017Hello Ladies. I had an intraductal Papilloma surgery on the 15th of May. I came home that same day. a few day later I contracted an infection with a lot of redness and lots of pain. I went to the surgeons office he said I had developed hematoma (bleeding under the skin)so he drain it in his office and sent me home with an antibiotic. A few days later the swelling got worse, He told me to meet him in the ER where he did a washout. I stayed in the hospital for 3 days because at this point they said I had infection. I returned home with an antibiotic. I went to work the next week. The following week I ended up back in the hospital because the infection was getting worse. I stayed in this time for 6 days with IV antibiotics. I've been home 11 day, now I am experiences some shooting pain on the right side of my breast.
Does anyone have any idea what is going on where could this shooting pain be coming from? Should I be worried?
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4/22/2017Rare to get an infection like this following this type of surgery. sounds like you have been through a lot. shooting pains can be infection related. make sure your surgeon is aware that you have these new symptoms.

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