Persistent Drainage Issue After Bilateral Masectomy/Reconstruction Normal?

It has been over six weeks since my bilateral mascetomy/reconstruction with AlloDerm, and I am still draining 50ccs per 24 hour period. There does not appear to be an infection and breast and as well as the port area look fine. The doctor tells me "everyone is different" - but, THIS different? Will I ever stop draining? Why do some people drain more than others. I am getting very concerned. I was supposed to begin treatment for chemo (ACT therapy).

Doctor Answers 1

Seromas and breast reconstruction

There is no one right recovery from surgery. SOme patients do develop seromas, and this may take some time to improve.

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