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Lumpectomy (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

Women who notice any of the following signs or symptoms following a lumpectomy should call their doctor for medical care:

  • Signs of infection-swelling, redness, tenderness
  • Increasing pain
  • Excessive bleeding or discharge of fluid
  • Chest pain or shortness of breath
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Signs of infection or fluid buildup in the underarm
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/24/2014
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