How Long Do Jackson Pratt Drains Stay in After Bilateral Mastectomy?
I had bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction with TEs April 3, 2012 and it is now May 7 and I still have 2 drains. My PS won't take drains out until the 24 hour total is 15cc or less for at least 2 days. I have kept the site clean and clear of infection but it's getting extremely sore. I have maintained a 24 hour output of 20cc for over a week but my PS still will not remove these drains. I guess each PS has their own drain output requirement before removing and there's no set amount, right?