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With Every Lumpectomy Do You Have To Have A Tube For Drainage

With Every Lumpectomy Do You Have To Have A Tube For Drainage

I seen a post where a lady with lumpectomy had a tube is this true for all the lympectomy 's

A MyBCTeam Member said:

I had a drain that I emptied out every day. I also wore my surgical bra for 2 weeks, till my stitches were out. I had lumpectomy and 3 lymphnodes out. The bad part was I wasn't allowed to shower before stiches and dtain were out. I had no pain whatsoever after surgery, a headache is worse.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

I did not have a tube.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

@A MyBCTeam Member that is awesome! I am glad you like them. Do you already have your port? If not make sure to wear that bra the day of your placement. They mark where your bra is so it does not interfere with the port...

posted over 2 years ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

@A MyBCTeam Member I went and picked up 2 of the bras from Bed Bath and Beyond and they are the best of all I've tried! LOVE wearing this one where I hated having to wear the others I bought. Now I worry it will interfere with the placement of the port., I sure hope not!

posted over 2 years ago
A MyBCTeam Member said:

Usually with lumpectomy there are no drains unless the lymph nodes under the arm are affected. Usually no drains for the removal of the sentinel nodes..I wear support bras from Walmart... buy them bigger than usual so they aren’t so tight. No drains for me... some lymphedema ... no compression sleeve. Massage breast daily drawing fluid under your arm. I am one year out from surgery... all good so far! Yeah!

posted over 2 years ago
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