I didn't think there were any Docs who didn't recommend ice !! I guess I was wrong, huh ?? I hear from quite a few pt.s who do experience considerable bruising with that type of biopsy though ... you're not alone but those hematomas are a real pain and take so long to absorb. Regards .....
Hi Rhonda, I'm doing fine..returning to work on Monday after surgery last Thursday. Results were great - no addt'l malignancy in breast or 14 lymph nodes removed. Oncology appts. next week for next steps. I read of your hematoma in the thread started by the woman whose surgeon didn't use a drain. I had a drain-removed yesterday-so far, no problems-took antibiotics while it was in place. Reading both of your histories, I feel blessed to have no complications! Wonder if she worked with a breast or general surgeon? Hope your "baseball" diminishes soon-how uncomfortable!. ~~ Paula
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