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I have found blood on my pillow off and on.

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I have found blood on my pillow off and on. and sometimes on my bed for the past few months.

Last time this happened for over a year, I thought it was from my back. I bled twice on my bra long after it started. It ended up being ductile breast cancer stage one. I was stupid and didn't investigate it. My husband and I feel now that the surgeon didn't give us proper information (we found out later) and I made the decision to have double
mastectomy based on what she told my husband and I. Surgeon seemed to agree with my decision
I then developed a staph infection ma few months later (on my "good" breast) and I had emergency operation. The way I found out it was a staph infection was because my breast literally got unusually large.I was in hospital for several days and while in hospital I started bleeding profusely because drain got loose. They kept me on keflex for 1.5 years. After they did the transfer from expanders to regular implant they found a yeast infection . I had a rash on my breast for awhile before transfer
and my plastic surgeon and dermatologist thought it was nothing. They then put me on diflucan for about a year .

Lately, I have been feeling like my breast are swelling up when I get stressed.

I am a mess.

I had many other issues which I described to one of the other doctors. I feel he was amazing. I am following through on his advice.

Needless to say, I am now worried about blood I am seeing now on my pillow.

I had another emergency surgeon after getting a hematoma on breast that had the cancer after he took drains out . I can't remember the sequence this happened in because I didn't have the drains on my right breast at that time and only remember that

I always wear a nightgown and never saw blood on it which was probably the ductile and didn't see any blood now on my nightgown (which I always wear).

Needless to say, I am now worried about blood I am seeing now on my pillow.

Please see my medical history. I am nervous about the breasts too.


I had many other issues which I described to one of the other doctors. I feel he was amazing. I am following through on his advice.
Posted Fri, 24 Nov 2017 in Lump
 
 
Answered by Dr. Manjunath Metri 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Better to consult a surgeon

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to HealthcareMagic..
I thank you for posting your query here and I am definitely going to help you out.

I read your question completely and have understood it well enough.

Please note..

1. It's always better to consult the operating surgeon when you were diagnosed with breast cancer..

2. Yes, there is a possibility that the blood you see Is from breasts. But do you see any open wound or ulcer?

3. With so many co morbidities I suggest you to meet the surgeon once for check up..

Hope this helps you..
In case you need further assistance, please contact me back..
Take care..
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Follow-up: I have found blood on my pillow off and on. 31 minutes later
I have a double Mesectiny to me with implants how could I have it coming from my breast
 
 
Answered by Dr. Manjunath Metri 2 minutes later
Brief Answer:
We need to find other reasons

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for getting back..

Then, it could be from other areas. Unfortunately here without a physical exam my view are limited. Just inspect once and we can know and treat accordingly.

Hope this helps you..
Take care
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Follow-up: I have found blood on my pillow off and on. 50 minutes later
Unfortunately, this doesn’t help.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Manjunath Metri 1 minute later
Brief Answer:
Sorry to know this but we need to get some idea

Detailed Answer:
Yes..
Even I was thinking.
We need to find the cause and then treat accordingly..

You have to make an attempt to find out the cause of bleeding
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