Thank you Carolyn and Humingbyrd for your responses. Caroyln, that was helpful. About 3 weeks after my surgery, I did have flu like symptoms, drainage, ect...and was given a wound culture and blood test. My General Surgeon said the results came back that I did have an infection with some "staff" in it. I was given antibiotics for 20 days. It seemed to help and the drainage stopped. Then around July 4th weekend the drainage started again. It has been draining steadily. The area near the pea size openning is red and tender. I have also been getting my expander filled with saline, both my General Surgeon and Plastic surgeon said that getting saline inputed should not affect it either way. And they both are very respected Surgeons, however, they are both unsure if it is infected or just taking a while to heal. Getting another option does seem logical, however, my insurance does not cover any more consultations to another physician and my financial situation will not support me to do this on my own. Overall, I am very lucky because I did not have to do Chemo or Radiation at this point, my problems are few compared to some. I just want to know where I stand with my drainage, Infected or not? I did ask my General Surgeon last week, at my last visit, can you take the dressing and send it for testing? His reply was that he could cleary see there was bacteria in it, the question is, is that harboring inside me? I feel fine otherwise, except for up and down energy levels and soreness & pain in the area. I was also denied antibiotics from both my General and Plastic Surgeon, they both said that won't help me at this point, just wait another month. Either I am just impatient or something is not right.