2 Weeks After TT Drain Still out Putting 75cc a Day of Dark Red Blood, What Is Going On?

TT 2.5 weeks ago and still draining dark red blood at 75 CC a day. I have no lumps or fluid retention from what my PS can see or feel and had no muscle tightening or liposuction. The dark red output has taken place from day 2 and not changed in color or output. I might add I found out I'm 6 weeks pregnant as well which would had made me 3.5 weeks at surgery. I had no knowledge of the pregnancy. What could be going on and what would be a realistic resolution? Thank you.

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Draining Dark Red Blood 2 weeks out from surgery

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I have had patients with drainage lasting out beyond two weeks in the past. Most patients get their drains out somewhere between 1-2 weeks but there are those who take a little longer. If the blood is looking thinner and lighter, it is a sign that the body is sealing up all of the cut blood vessels. Dark blood is usually seen the first 3-5 days after surgery. Without swelling and an apparent localized collection of fluid under the skin I would continue to drain until the volume decreases more. Your surgeon should be able to advise you of why he thinks this is happening. Best of Luck  Dr Harrell

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