Hello, everyone: I'm the one with the sister in England who has been having non-stop complications since her lumpectomy and radiation a year ago. Back in April she was hospitalized for 8 days with cellulitis. Now she has another infection! She saw her breast surgeon a week ago; he did an ultrasound, saw something suspicious and aspirated some nasty-looking fluid. It turns out that what they thought was scar tissue on her last mammogram was in fact this infection, which has probably been brewing for a long time.
My question is: why has he not put her back onto antibiotics? She did take them a couple of weeks ago when she felt it coming on, but now it's draining from the nipple and he isn't giving her anything. Her feeling is that the draining is probably a good thing, though.
Have any of you dealt with this, and if so, what is the best way to help bring this out once and for all? At one point he had mentioned duct surgery, but this wasn't brought up again, and as you can imagine she is not keen to have any more surgery.
Would you advise a second opinion? I'm going to England in about two weeks and will be able to spend some time with my sister.
Many thanks to you all, and I am so grateful to have found this forum.