My drains were removed on day 3 and the left one is still bleeding, how do I make it stop?
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Make sure it isn't a hematoma
Changes in breasts
Drain Removal after Breast Reduction
I would recommend returning to your operating surgeon and having them take a look at the area. It could be that your left side needed to have the drain in for a little longer than the right. The increase in swelling and bruising could be normal, or it could be a sign of a developing complication such as a hematoma. It is always better to have it checked just in case. Good luck!
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However, if the swelling on your left breast substantially increases and much more different than your right one, your left breast may start bleeding again underneath the bandage. In this case, I would recommend you go to the surgeon for double checking.
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