I had a mastectomy last Friday and I have noticed a slight sloshing noise from near my wound. I have read about seroma and have been told that it is pretty common but is the sloshing noise usual and how long have others had it for ?
Welcome to the forum and I am sorry to hear that you were diagnosed with breast cancer and needed a mastectomy. The sloshing noise is not unusual. I had the same as you after my lumpectomy and my bcn drained it for me a few times. Mine lasted for about a month following surgery.
Wishing you the best of luck with whatever comes next.
Sending you healing thoughts for your recovery. My BCN did mention sloshing and said they could drain it if it happened, but like others have said the body should absorb it eventually. My understanding is it happens because the body feels like the space that was needs filling?!? I haven't experienced this yet (I had a mastectomy 16th Oct) but I have been looking out for it.
I had a single mastectomy on the 19th and I also have the same sloshing noise and feeling I described it as a water bed I spoke to my bcn yesterday and she has said the same as the others that it should reabsorb, however if it starts to become painful I have to ring them back. I have a follow up appointment on the 13th so they will check it then
I hope you’re recovering well.
It's a really weird feeling isn't it. I had an appointment with my breast cancer nurse do review my wound and she told me that it is common.
She also told me that she drained nearly a litre off of one lady so a small amount only is a strange kind of blessing.
Hope you are healing well and keeping positive
Hi I'm 2 years post operation and still have it. In march this year I had my first drain where over 50mls was removed. Six months later another 50mls was removed and an antibiotic was put in the breast. I had an adverse reaction to this and an abscess became the third breastand when lanced over 100mls was removed. This was then followed with fluid being removed every week for the next 6 months. I have just returned from a 24 night holiday,and I'm due to see my consultant next week. Hopefully plan will be made to completely get rid of it.
I hope this doesn't happen to you but it's better to be prepared.