I had a drain pulled following abdominoplasty and the tubing broke off inside of me. The dr says it's ok, is this true?
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Doctor Answers 8
Tummy tuck drain
This situation is not common. I would suggest to remove the piece of drain that was left inside, which can cause an infection. Contact your surgeon to discuss this matter.
Drain remnant probably should be removed
Drain tube broke off inside of me
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