When To Call Your Surgeon
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.