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Sentinel Node Biopsy (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

Following surgery, the patient should contact her doctor if any of the following symptoms develop:

  • Signs of infection (for example, redness, swelling) in the incision area
  • Fever or chills
  • Increasing pain
  • Excessive bleeding or discharge from the incision wound
  • Chest pain
  • Cough or shortness of breath
  • Severe vomiting or nausea
  • New, unexplained symptoms
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/20/2014
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