• Slight redness on one side after double mast w/ TE

    Asked by HearMeRoar on Wednesday, March 20, 2013

    Slight redness on one side after double mast w/ TE

    Hey y'all- I noticed last night a slight redness, nothing serious looking on my left side. It isn't hot or swollen. Is this something I should call the plastic surgeon about? Or should I just wait and see if it clears up? Surgery date was 2/15. Thanks!

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    • Nancebeth's Avatar
      Nancebeth

      Has it gotten worse? I had a small red spot on lefty which turned into cellulitis. www.breastcancerbattlescars.net (I believe the title of the post is Bump In The Road) which has photos of mine. I am lucky that my PS is amy friend so I just text him pics of anything I think is "off" and that definitely was. If you are concerned, call the doc.

      about 4 years ago
    • leepenn's Avatar
      leepenn

      No harm in calling... It could be something as simple as skin irritation, or it could be something more serious. I'd err on the side of calling.

      about 4 years ago
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      leepenn

      No harm in calling... It could be something as simple as skin irritation, or it could be something more serious. I'd err on the side of calling. Does your doc office have a nurses' line?

      about 4 years ago
    • HearMeRoar's Avatar
      HearMeRoar

      Nancebeth mine looks EXACTLY like yours!!

      about 4 years ago
    • AlizaMLS's Avatar
      AlizaMLS

      Dear HearMeRoar,

      Call the plastic surgeon. Do not pass Go, do not collect $200. I had two bouts of post op cellulitis for which I was hospitalized on IV antibiotics. This is not like a fine wine that improves over time. It's not like a cold. If there's anything that seems somewhat "off" call your docs. The worse thing is that you'll awaken some fellow who's on call. Cellulitis is not a joke!

      Take care of yourself!...;)
      AlizaMLS

      about 4 years ago

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