Posted 4/12/2012 8:12 AM (GMT -7)
I had two drains after my surgery: one at the junction of inner leg and butt cheek, and the other from the side of my abdomen. The one on my side stopped draining sooner than the butt cheek. I agree with blueglass when she said it felt weird upon removal. I'd say uncomfortable to say the least because I did feel it coming out and it was very long. They covered the open hole and it closed just fine in a few days.
The one in my butt cheek was removed right before I left the hospital, and they put gauze over it, but because of where it was, the gauze didn't stay on, and I had bloody liquid running down my leg for a couple of days. I actually put a maxi pad on, and that caught the side of the hole and kept the drainage at a minimum. The hole afterwards was nasty though. It was wide open because of where it was, and it didn't fully close for WEEKS. The at home nurse watched it for infection, and thankfully there were no problems.