Seroma vs Hematoma drainage. Any suggestions? (photos)

When a drain such as a Jackson Pratt is inserted into the breast, how do you know looking at the drainage if it is a hematoma or seroma drainage? How does one look vs the other? Mine currently looks like this. Which one is it? How are seromas formed?

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This drain is inserted to remove serous fluid which is produced by your body as part of the natural, inflammatory response. a small amount of blood in that fluid will colour it red/pink. It is best that you have your Plastic Surgeon evaluate your drainage and answer your questions as they know your situation the best.

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