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advice on mx drains

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Re: advice on mx drains

Hi, i had surgery 4pm fri and my two drains came out 1pm yest as were not draining very much off. The body can absorb a certain amount on its own. My surgeon doesnt generally use drains anymore but had to with me as i had a seroma after my excision 7 weeks ago. Came home last night. Glad to be rid of drains, found them the most painful bit.

Re: advice on mx drains

One of my drains stayed in for about 4 days the other for 6 days.  They wanted to discharge me from hospital with drains still in but I was very reluctant.  Luckily, there wasn't any pressure to leave so I was able to stay (in an individual room).  I'd never had drains in before so didn't know what to expect.  I also saw congealing etc. in the tubes which concerned me but as I was still in hospital I was able to ask straight away.

 

I agree with what's already been said - ask the hospital staff for guidance.  If you're no longer in hospital I think it's very remiss that they did not give you some guidance on what to expect when sending you home with drains still in.

Re: advice on mx drains

Mine were in for over a week I think it varies! If in doubt I would check with your hospital!

advice on mx drains

I had a single mx on Thursday 24th July. . With 2 drains inserted... how long does fluid keep coming through as it's looking like it was congealing and blocking so released the tube a little and the blood fluid did drain through.. now nothing appears to b coming through from the wound.. is this normal as I don't know how long the blood fluid comes through for 1..2..3..4 days etc or should I be worried that it's congealed and clogged in my me wound