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Question: Mastectomy - 4 weeks ago, new bleeding spot.

 Luthece - Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:38 pm


we live in the countryside and my boyfriend just went trough a mastectomy about 4 weeks ago, it went well but 2 days ago we noticed a small hole on the areola area, it is not where the stitches are but closer to the actual nipple, today the hole seems to be slightly bigger, our concern is it is bleeding slightly and we live in the countryside, any input is appreciated, thank you.
 Dr.M.Aroon kamath - Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:43 pm

User avatar Hi,
I take it that he underwent mastectomy for gynecomastia.It is prossible that the skin at the site of the said 'hole' was too thin or a small hematoma had evacuated.As you are far from expert help, to tide over the situation you may try the following
a) take the help of a local GP
b) clean and dress the area daily after taking routine aseptic precautions (hand washing) and apply pressure dressings in case of bleeding.
However, the best recourse would be to go back to the surgeon who operated on him.
Good luck!

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