• Does anyone else have trouble with seroma building up?

    Asked by GrandmaJanice on Sunday, February 24, 2013

    Does anyone else have trouble with seroma building up?

    I have had the seroma aspirated 5 tomes since Nov. 2011 and scheduled again for this week.

    5 Answers from the Community

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      I only had to have mine aspirated twice, but then I used lymphatic message on it daily for several months. If I feel for it I can still find it (about 8 months later) but it is now just pea size and I just leave it alone.

      over 4 years ago
    • Ydnar2xer's Avatar

      I have had a terrible time with fluid building up on my left side and have had it aspirated more times than I can remember. Finally, my breast surgeon doc told me it was an infection from my port (also on left side). I have since had the port removed and am doing better. My surgery was last August, though, so it's taken a while!

      over 4 years ago
    • MollyAWelsh's Avatar

      I had the seromas develop several times. They were quite painful and felt better after they were drained. The seromas were occurring at the same time I had lump growing and celluitis. Received antibiotics for the skin infection, but lump didn't go away. Had lump removed (it was scar tissue from radiation) and haven't had a seroma since.

      over 4 years ago
    • nonnie917's Avatar

      Why wasn't your drain left in until the seroma stopped? My doctor's wouldn't take my drains out until I was draining less than 30 ml a day. You shouldn't have to be going through this continually. I would ask the doctor about the drain and why it wasn't left in until the draining stopped. Good luck. I hope it gets taken care of for you.

      over 4 years ago
    • MarnieC's Avatar

      I agree with nancyjac - lymphatic massage is really helpful for this kind of thing. Find someone who also uses essential oils because the oils can really assist the healing process. (I'm a massage therapist, which is why I know this will help you). Hugs!

      over 4 years ago

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