When should I call my doctor if I have a breast catheter?

Contact your radiation doctor if any of the following problems occur when you have a breast catheter:
  • Your temperature is 100 degrees F or higher. Take your temperature twice a day.
  • You have increasing pain, redness, or swelling at the catheter site.
  • You notice large amounts of fluid draining from the catheter site. A small amount of pink or yellow colored fluid is normal.

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