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Mastectomy (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

A woman should contact a health-care provider if any of the following occur after a mastectomy:

  • fever,
  • signs of an infection (such as excessive redness at the incision site),
  • increased drainage of fluid, or
  • the stitches come out.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/6/2014
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