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    When To Call Your Surgeon

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    Contact your Surgeon immediately if you experience any of the following:

    • Temperature above 101°F or 38.5°C.

    • Shortness of breath, pain in your chest or sides or feeling "winded"

    • If your drains fall out, are unable to hold suction, or if you are unable to unclog your drains.

    • If drainage increases, is foul smelling or you notice a change in its consistency or color.

    • Increased swelling, pain, bruising or tightness in the affected breast or underarm

    • Swollen leg(s) or tender and red calves

    • If you are unable to reach your Surgeon within one hour, call your Primary Care Physician or go to the nearest Emergency Room.