I had a lumpectomy 6 days ago. There appears to be fluid in the breast involved - when I lie down I hear what appears to be "sloshing" or "gurgling" sounds of liquid moving about. Is this normal, or do I need to call the surgeon?
Dear JROTH: Fluid in the breast following surgery can be an entirely normal occurrence. It should be reabsorbed in time. You should let your surgeon know that this has occurred as a courtesy. If it gets any worse, you should also let your surgeon know. On rare occasions, the fluid may leak through the incision
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