A 42-year-old female asked:
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i had fluid drained from breast 6wks after excisional biopsy. now, 2wks later, site is red, swollen & warm. could my physical job cause complications?

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Dr. Peter Sadow
16 years experience Pathology
It depends: Your job may cause complications, depending on what your job is. However, your symptoms sound like cellulitis, which may require treatment, and you should see your doctor asap.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
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Dr. Daniel Sudilovsky
27 years experience Pathology
See your surgeon.: Swelling redness and heat may be signs of infection or bleeding into cavity. It would be a good idea to follow up with you surgeon. It is possible that physical trauma can lead to bleeding into the cavity ( or less likely infection) . You surgeon can give guidelines as to level of activities.
Answered on Jun 28, 2013
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