• Seroma: what does it feel like

    Asked by whisper on Monday, March 4, 2013

    Seroma: what does it feel like

    One of my drain bulbs is still more blood color, while the other is clearing up. I am wondering if fluid is in the one though because i get this very intense pain sometimes right under my arm. I do see the DR. wensday, but maybe i should call tomorro if the one drain is still red?
    Thanks all

    6 Answers from the Community

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      My seroma didn't cause any pain. It is quite normal for drains to be different in both color and amount of drainage.

      over 7 years ago
    • gwendolyn's Avatar

      I don't know the answer to your question but there is no reason to wait until Wednesday to ask about something that concerns you. I would not hesitate to call.

      over 7 years ago
    • Lindy's Avatar

      I go with get an answer now, drains are a means of infection. Be sure sterile technique is employed when it is checked. Safety first :-)

      over 7 years ago
    • mcowett's Avatar

      YES Go to the Dr. asap. Seroma's feel like a lump. They may not be able to do anything other than stick a big needle in you and drain it but? ? ? I had my surgery in July 2012 and STILL have a seroma lump. I don't like it. The docs say the body will eventually reabsorb it.

      over 7 years ago
    • Miriam's Avatar

      Three weeks ago I had a left mastecomy (the right one was done over a year ago) and two implants. Although my drains are out now, I experienced two completely different blood colors from the two drains. One was dark and thick and the other was more watery and pair red. Talk to your doctor but I wouldn't worry. Good luck!

      over 7 years ago
    • whisper's Avatar

      thanks guys Mine sounds just like yours miriam

      over 7 years ago

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