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Lumpectomy with Sentinel Node Biopsy
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8/30/2018I had lumpectomy for 2 tumors both small 7mm and 5mm idc and ilc and snb 6/18 with clear margins and nodes negative.I had hematoma post operatively I still have very swollen,red breast and told lymph congestion.I am wearing compression bra and seeing lymphedema therapist once a week and doing manual lymph drainage myself.My question is this does not seem to be a common problem as i don't see any questions on this matter.Will this be a life long problem or eventually resolve? I had 3 nodes removed but pathology report states there was 2 nodes on #2,3 so really a total of 5.
Thank You for any input
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8/31/2018Its good you are being followed by a lymphedema specialist. Would venture that with therapy and compression garment will resolve over time. Best wishes

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