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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... READ MORE

Were my drains removed prematurely? (Photo)

My drains were removed after only 5 nights - one fell out while I was sleeping & the PA removed the other one the next day. Immediate swelling & pain,... READ MORE

Problem with Tissue Expanders - Infection or Just Fluid Build Up?

I had a BMX with TEs about 5 weeks ago. The left side never drained much - always less than 20 ml a day. When drains came out, the left side got... READ MORE

How long is too long for JP drains and excessive fluid output??

I am 4wks post op from a grade 4 capsulectomy and ruptured silicone implant. I had reconstructive surgery 7 yrs ago. I still have a JP drain in my... READ MORE

What can I do to decrease my fluid output so that I can have my JP drains removed after having them for 3 weeks already?

I had a bilateral mastectomy with TE's in Oct 2014. My swap was 3/2015. On 6/29, I had a revision done - larger implants with Alloderm above/below... READ MORE

I Had Breast Reduction on a Breast That Had Radiation, wont Heal, drains & Smells Bad?

I had breast cancer on the right breast and had it removed (lump ) then lots of radiation which caused the inplant to leak. So they removed the... READ MORE

What should I do?

I had a double mastectomy a week and a half ago. I had a lymph node removed from my right side. I had two drains on each side. One of the drains on my... READ MORE

Will I need revision surgery, or will I heal on my own? (photo)

I am 12 days post op, has a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy with insertion of tissue expanders. Drains still in (2, 1 on each side). Right now... READ MORE

Can it be an infection of te? (photos)

I had masectomy done with Te on march 31st. Temp 101 frm past 2 days. Took..2 tablets of antibiotic bactrim ysty My breast looks slight pink. I was... READ MORE

I had a Mastectomy with silicone implant. Incision hasn't closed & continues to drain 8 weeks post op. What should be done?

I am 65years old, completed chemo 12 weeks ago and had a complete response,no other health issues.my plastic surgeon feels I was not having enough... READ MORE

Is extreme pain in one side after bilateral mastectomy/tissue expanders normal?

Hello, I'm a 28 year old four days out of a prophylactic operation and having excruciating pain in one side while the drains are being "milked." On a... READ MORE

Where is a Doctor That Can Help?

I have had 6 surgeries on my left breast to remove and drain the same abcess directly under my left nipple. I am in pain once again and I do not want... READ MORE

Is it common to have to have drains again when you have your tissue expanders replaced with silicone gel implants?

Is it common to have to have drain in when you have your tissue expander's replaced with silicone gel implants.? I had bilateral mastectomy's with... READ MORE

Left mastectomy Jan 6th with tissue expanders. Drains taken out Jan 19th. Healing well, suddenly developed pain, severe swelling

Doctor ordered ultrasound and was put on antibiotics for 10 days.Ultrasound showed fluid buildup in front of expanders. Should I be concerned? Is this... READ MORE

Airport travel. Will my drains be an issue?

I have to travel to Asia on business for two weeks and my drain is still in after 7 weeks. My surgeon says I can go but keep it clean and stay on... READ MORE

I'm having delayed breast reconstruction. One Doc uses drains afterwards and the other does not. Which method is best?

I would think having drains placed after surgery would help prevent a seroma? Am I wrong? Does it matter if you have drains placed after surgery or... READ MORE

I had Breast Reconstruction June 17th, is it normal to still be in pain My drains have been removed.

I was not sure if I should ask my Dr. for more pain medication, I feel like a baby but I have done all that I can I am using ice around the clock it... READ MORE

Why is my JP drain output so high? Do I have an infection? What are my options?

I had righ TE exchanged 12 days ago because I had an open wound and the TE was exposed. I am 12 days post-op and am in considerable pain and still... READ MORE

Is fluid surrounding skin expander normal?

I had a double mastectomy after BC with implants fitted in same op. One implant failed because of excessive fluid build up and was removed.(It was... READ MORE

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