• Pain with removal of jp drains

    Asked by MAMADUKES on Monday, June 4, 2012

    Pain with removal of jp drains

    3 Answers from the Community

    • leepenn's Avatar

      Good morning MD!
      Did you already have them out and they hurt? Or are you worried that removal will hurt? When I had mine removed, it sucked for about five to ten seconds.... And then OKAY! I was surprised by the size of the holes left behind.... But those healed up nicely. And that night, I was able to sleep on my side with ease!
      If you've had them out and you're having a lot of pain - call!
      Good luck!

      almost 5 years ago
    • mom3b1g1969's Avatar

      Like lee said....5 to 10 seconds coming out and it was more like a burning than actual pain. Mine have been out for 2 1/2 weeks now. Since they came out I have some pains now and then where I would imagine that the tubing was inside of me. I've just thought of this as healing pains. But I do see the doc on Thursday and will be sure. I am also having issues with the hole left cuz the scab keeps coming off every time that I shower....either by the towel or a little later from rubbing on my shirt. It doesn't seem infected, just worries me a bit. I would keep a bandaid on it except I have been having issues with them also. The skin in that area is has been overly dry and sensitive and the last few bandaids I used have torn skin off with them so I am just not using them.

      almost 5 years ago
    • MAMADUKES's Avatar

      Have not had them out yet. maybe next week. still draining alot.
      Thanks for the answers. Exactly what I was looking for. I was excited to realize that I will probably be able to sleep on my side then too. I guess I can survive 5-10 seconds of discomfort after all of the pains of this past week! Will make sure I have a pain med in me thought. Just the thought of the tubing being pulled out of my body while I am aware is somewhat daunting. The first week post-op has been challenging. Just starting to back off the pain meds some.

      almost 5 years ago

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