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How do you know if you have seroma from breast cancer surgery?

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You may notice swelling from a build-up of fluid at the site of the surgery. Usually, fluid is absorbed by the body. If it doesn’t go down on its own, your doctor may need to drain the area, using a needle.

From: Complications of Breast Cancer Surgery WebMD Medical Reference

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Breastcancer.org: "Surgery Risks," “Is Breast Reconstruction Right for You?”

American Cancer Society: “Surgery for Breast Cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 11, 2017

SOURCES:

Breastcancer.org: "Surgery Risks," “Is Breast Reconstruction Right for You?”

American Cancer Society: “Surgery for Breast Cancer.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on September 11, 2017

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