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- Patient: Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma
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zappons wrote on Angel_1's wall
I don't profess to be a professional,but I'll share with you what I learned. I had a bilateral mastectomy Nov. 12 with reconstruction started. I had four drains in. I am fortunate to have an excellent surgeon. :) Two of my drains came out fairly soon, about two weeks. One came out a week after that. the fluid was fairly red initially, then light red, then on towards yellow. Your body produces fluid to fill cavities. the yellow is just the fluid without blood. If it gets cloudy, I think that can indicate there might be an infection. My doctor wanted me to be on anti-biotics while my drain was in. He felt that was very important.
He filled my TE to lessen the fluid output. Smaller cavity equals less fluid. After 4 1/2 weeks and the second fill, he removed my drain. the canal weeped a little that day and into the next, then healed. I am doing very well now.
I'd be glad to share stories with you! Hugs to you!