Posted 9/8/2012 6:13 PM (GMT -6)
I'm 6 weeks past a bilateral mastectomy with lymph nodes removed. I started with 5 drainage tubes and still have one left. This one is still continues to drain up to 165 cc's within a 24 hour period. Has anyone ever heard of keeping them in this long and draining this much? Dr. says it looks like Lymphatic fluid because it's fairly clear. Is there anything I can do, besides limiting activity which I've already been doing, to make this decrease the drainage. I'm starting to get worried.