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My prophylactic, bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction...with implants, has developed severe swelling on left side. could it be fluid?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 36 years experience
Yes possible seroma : Yes, it could be a possible seroma or hematoma. Usually drains will help to minimize this but not completely prevent it. It amy require treatment with drainage and/or antibiotics. Discuss with your reconstructive surgeon asap.
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