Hi all, I had a mastectomy last Wednesday, and my drains removed 2 days after the op, which was great, but now i am feeling pressure where my breast was and it feels like there's some fluid building up. I contacted my Breast Care Nurse yesterday and she said if it continues to get worse then call her and she can arrange for it to be drained by the surgeon who did the op (apparently the nurses are not trained to do it).
Is this fluid build up normal? and do I have to keep having it drained or will it go away in time? Surely the body should get rid of it naturally shouldn't it? I'd love to hear from anyone who has or is experiencing the same problems x