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My surgery was April 9. Last few days , I have a large, red, sore , warm lump at incision site under arm. Redness is spreading. Also, fever, headache, body aches, chills. Going to doctor tomorrow. Opinions ?

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Survivor since 2013 almost 7 years
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  • anonymous Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Your doctor should have given you instructions on what to do when symptoms occur. If not, this definitely sounds like an infection and should be treated immediately! If your own doctors office can't take you right away, then go to the hospital emergency now.
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  • Mary Denoble Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    This sounds like an infection ( based upon symptoms, especially fever). I would call doctor NOW and/or go to an ER. This could spread and become systemic.
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  • Kim Schaback Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Sounds like an infection.
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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    That does not sound good at any level. Can he squeeze you in today? If there is a fever they want to know about it. If it is over 101 go to urgent care or ER. Now!!!!
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  • Betti A Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    You definitely need to be seen and not tomorrow as you don't need any problems and like the others said the symptoms sound like an infection of some sort.
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  • André Roberts Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    Sounds like an infection. Prayers to you.
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  • cindy stephenson Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Agree - sounds like infection- call md tonight - you may need to go to Ed- you don't want the infection to enter your blood stream
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  • Lou Cam Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    You were all right, it is an infection. It just seems odd this long after surgery, and all was well a week ago. She aspirated it to do a culture, and I go back Monday to follow up, and to find out if I can start radiation, which is scheduled to start that afternoon. Researching online, it looks to me like it could be cellulitis. Has anyone had experience with cellulitis ? She put me on doxycycline, and said to call emergency number if fever goes up again
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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      I'm glad you got in to see the doctor, infections aren't to be messed with especially with some compromise of your immune system.

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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    We are ALL in agreement! You need to be seen immediately and I would not care what the staff said. If they can't get you in, go to an ER, now. Take care and keep us posted. Sharon
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    • Lou Cam Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      When I called yesterday the receptionist said that it sounded like a cold, and told me to call my GP. She said that it wouldn't be surgery related 6 weeks out. I told her, it's ON the surgery site under my arm. Then she got the nurse , thank...

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      When I called yesterday the receptionist said that it sounded like a cold, and told me to call my GP. She said that it wouldn't be surgery related 6 weeks out. I told her, it's ON the surgery site under my arm. Then she got the nurse , thank goodness.

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    • Betti A Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2013

      It's interesting the receptionist tried to tell you what it was and unless she is a nurse or medical assitant she was out of bounds by even suggesting it sounded like a cold.

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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    SOOOO relieved to hear. Take care, Sharon
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  • Lou Cam Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    I meant to say a big THANK YOU to all of you who responded !!
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    • sharon s Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Hope you're feeling better.

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