pads to cope with fluid from groin surgery

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Looking for suggestion how to cope with fluid.  Incontinence pads dont catch fluid at front.  Need some means to stop fluid reaching clothing.  Desperate to get my life back after lymph removal.     Any suggections?

  • Hello Dianne001,

    Thanks for getting in touch with our online community. My name is Michael and I am one of the Cancer Information Nurse Specialists on the Macmillan Support Line.

    Sorry to hear that you are experiencing fluid loss from groin surgery.

    We don’t have access to your medical records, so it is unclear why you are experiencing this. It is very important that you are assessed medically, straight away, to find out why this happening and what needs to be done about it. 

    With any new, worsening or changing symptoms we would always advise that contact you clinical team immediately, or NHS 111.

    If you feel that your condition is ever life threatening, then dial 999.

    I hope this information is useful. Please don’t hesitate to call to speak through your concerns. If you are unable to call, you might consider speaking to us via webchat.

    The Macmillan Support Line offers practical, clinical, financial and emotional support. You can call us free from landlines and from most mobile phone networks on 0808 808 00 00, 7 days a week, 8am – 8pm.


    Best wishes, Michael

    Cancer Information Nurse Specialist