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HEALING ISSUES

Wound healing problems can manifest as separation of the skin edges or an open wound at the surgical site. This can be caused by a variety of factors and is usually a problem that can be managed by dressing changes and wound care. Keep the area clean and place a gauze dressing.

 

If there is a problem, please call our office. Most issues are easily addressed and do not require significant intervention.

 

The most common emergencies that might need attention are:

  • Nausea that lasts 4 hours or more and does not respond to medication
  • Bleeding that is persistent and uncontrolled
  • Sudden enlargement and/or pain of one side with bruising, or if you have a change in nipple color or appearance
  • High fever(101.5) lasting more than a few hours and not responding to medication
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain that is considerably worse on one side
  • Leg swelling

 

If you feel the situation is urgent, call 911 and/or proceed directly to the closest emergency room. Please call us as well.

 

FOLLOW-UP

Follow-up is typically in 7-10 days and should be scheduled by calling our office if it has not already been arranged.