• how many days are you ususally in hospital for single mastectomy, sentineol lymph node % inplant expander reconstruction?

    Asked by acbeach on Wednesday, November 14, 2012

    how many days are you ususally in hospital for single mastectomy, sentineol lymph node % inplant expander reconstruction?

    9 Answers from the Community

    9 answers
    • karen1956's Avatar

      I had bilat with expanders....BS said 1 night...I asked for 2 and PS said after the 1st night I could stay a 2nd night......so...I think standard is 1 - 2 nights....

      almost 4 years ago
    • kymba42's Avatar

      I had a mastectomy on the right side with reconstruction and tissue expander, sentinel node biopsy 5/14 removed. I was in for 3 days. I think it would have been a day or two tops without the TE.

      almost 4 years ago
    • sewfun928's Avatar

      I had a double with Lymph node and implants, I was in and out within 23 hours. I was glad to get home and be in my own house. Good luck

      almost 4 years ago
    • Nancebeth's Avatar

      I ha dbilat with immedaite recon with implants and was in hospital for 2 nights, however, I probably could have gone home after one night but was in a lot of pain so I stayed. I think 1-2 nights is the norm.

      almost 4 years ago
    • Blepta's Avatar

      I was out of the hospital within 24 hours, but mine was preventive (I didn't have cancer, just the BRCA mutation).

      almost 4 years ago
    • debco148's Avatar

      I had the same thing and was in the hospital for only 2 days following. The day after surgery both my roommate and I were up and walking around (she had the double). By the 2nd day, we were both ready to go home. Very little pain even with the expander, etc. Best to you, it will be fine!

      almost 4 years ago
    • micata's Avatar

      I was in the hospital for 1 over night stay. Plus, it's has to do with the type of insurance you have.

      almost 4 years ago
    • teddyfuzz's Avatar

      I had a double mastectomy with expanders and sentinal lymph nodes and they only kept me in the hospital for 1 night. I was happy to go home but the pain meds that I got in the hospital were AWESOME!!!!

      almost 4 years ago
    • ld_105's Avatar

      I was told 1 to 2 days. Stayed another day because of reaction to pain meds. They did try to get me to leave day two...but by the third day I couldn't wait to leave. Take your pain meds, my expander hurt like heck.

      about 3 years ago

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