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ask: Is it very common to get a blood clot after a mastectomy?

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I have sorta of a bunch under my arm that stays quite sore.

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thanks for your question.

As in any surgery, the risk of developing a blood clot after a mastectomy is possible. All hospitals use a variety of techniques to prevent blood clots from forming. It is important for the patient to walk daily when at home.

Here's a link that can help.

http://www.empowher.com/condition/blood-clots

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Daisy

November 11, 2011 - 5:14am
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