Drain came out overnight, 5 weeks after surgery while still outputting 100cc.

I had a lat back flap done 5 weeks ago as 1st part of breast reconstruction after breast cancer. I was outputting 100cc per day. PS placed doxycycline in last see to slow the output. Still putting out 100cc. Drain came out while I slept. Now what ?

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Breast reconstruction

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The fluid will build up and need to be drained,  This can happen in these cases and is very frustrating.  Unfortunately it is part of having surgery in this area.

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