I had a lump removed 4 weeks ago results were negative. I still am experiencing quite a bit of pain, the breast is a little pinker than the other one and there is a large knot or lump in it about the size of a golf ball. Is this normal?
It's normal to have temporary swelling,redness and tenderness after a lumpectomy.
A lump, could be due to scar tissue that may form in the surgical site.
Gently massaging the breast with a lotion can help the knot to be absorbed by the body more quickly.
I had the same thing happen to me after my lumpectomy,and I was also worried,but the hard lump resolved gradually after a few months
If you notice that the lump does diminish in size after a week or two, or gets bigger,it is best to see your doctor to recheck this area to make sure that you are healing properly.
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