When to Seek Medical Care
A woman should contact a health-care provider if any of the following occur after a mastectomy:
- signs of an infection (such as excessive redness at the incision site),
- increased drainage of fluid, or
- the stitches come out.
Leigh A Neumayer, MD, MS, FACS
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