Tummy tuck drains dark red and thick. Should I be concerned?
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Tummy Tuck Drainage
Drainage After A Tummy Tuck
There is a range of normal drainage, it generally slows down over a few days and becomes lighter and more clear each day.
TT drainage is dark red- a problem?
I enjoy doing quite a lot of tt's. The drainage tends to change in color over time from bright red to darker red to pink to a straw color, while decreasing in volume.
At 10 days, your volume doesn't seem extreme, as long as your doctor is in the loop.
It is likely that you moved in a certain way, or more likely, some blood clots at this point in time are starting to liquify and be drained.
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