Dark Red Blood from Drain Normal?

i am about 12 hours hours out of a bbl and one drain changed from moderate to dark red , is this normal?

Doctor Answers 2

Dark blood in drain may be a problem

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The amount and color of the fluid in your drain is very important. You need to call your surgeon and speak to him/her about it. It may be totally fine, or you may have a bleed that requires urgent surgery....the point is that only your surgeon can tell you. turn your computer off and pick up your phone.

Dark Red blood from Drain, Normal?

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While your color and amount of drainage will change significantly during your post-op period, contact your surgeon ASAP if you are concerned.

Jonathan Weiler, MD
Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon
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