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What is normal recovery for a lumpectomy?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: "Days"

Most women who undergo a lumpectomy may return to work in 2-3 days and be back to normal activities in a week (provided that was the only operation performed).
The true "expert" to answer this question would be your surgeon since they may be aware of some nuances about you or your operation that may affect your recovery. Good luck!

In brief: "Days"

Most women who undergo a lumpectomy may return to work in 2-3 days and be back to normal activities in a week (provided that was the only operation performed).
The true "expert" to answer this question would be your surgeon since they may be aware of some nuances about you or your operation that may affect your recovery. Good luck!
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Less than a week

Varibal and it depends on the type of work that you do (and whether you had axillary surgery).
For a lumpectomy alone or lumpectomy with sentinel node biopsy only - most patients feel fine after a day or two and can go back to work (without heavy lifting, etc.) in a week.

In brief: Less than a week

Varibal and it depends on the type of work that you do (and whether you had axillary surgery).
For a lumpectomy alone or lumpectomy with sentinel node biopsy only - most patients feel fine after a day or two and can go back to work (without heavy lifting, etc.) in a week.
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics

In brief: Lumpectomy

Just to add to the other answers, if you have any questions about your own recovery, please contact your surgeon or primary care physician.
Sometimes there can occur a bit of bleeding, bruising underneath your skin and it can spread out (usually because of gravity) this may or may not be tender. Usually this area of blood goes away with time just as a bruise does. If you are concerned see your dr.

In brief: Lumpectomy

Just to add to the other answers, if you have any questions about your own recovery, please contact your surgeon or primary care physician.
Sometimes there can occur a bit of bleeding, bruising underneath your skin and it can spread out (usually because of gravity) this may or may not be tender. Usually this area of blood goes away with time just as a bruise does. If you are concerned see your dr.
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Dr. Marci Dietrich
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