Where is all this fluid coming from?! My right drain is still pumping out 80cc of dark red fluid a day. So sad. I know that drains are my friend and I'd rather the liquid in the grenade vs. my belly but I am 10 days PO and getting a tad frustrated! meh.
Tips to Slowing Drain Output After Tummy Tuck?
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Doctor Answers 1
High Output from Drains after Tummy Tuck Surgery?
Thank you for the question.
The quantity and “quality” of the drain output that you are experiencing seems somewhat atypical; at this point, I would expect the output to be decreasing significantly and for the color of the fluid to be changing to a yellow tinged (serum) color.
I would suggest following up with your plastic surgeon to rule out a complication. He/she will be in a better position to advise you precisely.
Once a complication has been ruled out, I would agree with you that leaving the drains in place until the output is much decreased will be in your best interest.
Best wishes for the remainder of your recovery.
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