Yikes....Drains??

Akiss4me
Akiss4me Member Posts: 2,188
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
Did everyone get a drain put in after lumpectomy/lymph node removal? I was under the impression no drain was needed! Yikes....here I am asking this question this late at night expecting everyone to be awake still!! Well, if anyone is out there....appreciate your thoughts on it. :) Pammy

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  • Kat11
    Kat11 Member Posts: 1,931 Member
    I don't know if everyone
    I don't know if everyone gets a drain, I did. It sucks, but what ya gonna do. Its not horrible.
  • cats_toy
    cats_toy Member Posts: 1,462 Member
    drains
    You usually need a drain for a mastectomy, I had a lumpectomy, but since they took so much more tissue than expected, I stayed overnight because they put in a drain. I guess it all depends on the surgeon and the surgery. Good luck!
    Cat
  • Jeanne D
    Jeanne D Member Posts: 1,867
    cats_toy said:

    drains
    You usually need a drain for a mastectomy, I had a lumpectomy, but since they took so much more tissue than expected, I stayed overnight because they put in a drain. I guess it all depends on the surgeon and the surgery. Good luck!
    Cat

    No drain
    I didn't have a drain Pammy, but, I had a lumpectomy too, and, what the plastic surgeon took was small. Also, I didn't have any nodes removed, so, that probably makes the difference. Go to bed hon..you need sleep! Love, Jeanne
  • CR1954
    CR1954 Member Posts: 1,390 Member
    Hi Pammy......
    I had mastectomy and came home with two drains.
    Not sure if all lumpectomies require a drain or not though.
    Wish I could be of more help.

    CR
  • Kristin N
    Kristin N Member Posts: 1,968 Member
    CR1954 said:

    Hi Pammy......
    I had mastectomy and came home with two drains.
    Not sure if all lumpectomies require a drain or not though.
    Wish I could be of more help.

    CR

    Had One
    Hey Pammy, I had a drain and I had a lumpectomy. But, the doctor took it out the 2nd day. YEAAAAAAAAAAAA! lol Good luck!
  • Akiss4me
    Akiss4me Member Posts: 2,188
    To drain or not to drain.....
    ...that is the question. Yes, I am still up at 2:00am!! But we will have to read the book to find out if the Handsome Surgeon put a drain into the woeful patient....did he do it just to see her again? Did he want to do it but couldn't bring himself to corrupt her? Stay tuned for the real story.........:) Pammy
  • taleena
    taleena Member Posts: 1,612 Member
    Kristin N said:

    Had One
    Hey Pammy, I had a drain and I had a lumpectomy. But, the doctor took it out the 2nd day. YEAAAAAAAAAAAA! lol Good luck!

    2 days.. wow.. no fair...
    2 days.. wow.. no fair... see I'm whining again.. I don't get mine out until Tuesday.. an entire week. Yikes

    Can's sleep.. can't get comfortable... poor hubby, think I've kept him up all night..watched the clock hit 1...,2...,3...and the birds around here start singing at 4:23 am.

    Just an fyi..

    ~T
  • Bill.S
    Bill.S Member Posts: 177
    Akiss4me said:

    To drain or not to drain.....
    ...that is the question. Yes, I am still up at 2:00am!! But we will have to read the book to find out if the Handsome Surgeon put a drain into the woeful patient....did he do it just to see her again? Did he want to do it but couldn't bring himself to corrupt her? Stay tuned for the real story.........:) Pammy

    Too Early
    Had 2 drains in for 2 weeks. After removal the fluid continued to build up and the Dr had to asperate several times. He eventually had to put another drain in and it stayed in about 3 weeks until the daily amount was very very little.
    SOOOOOOOO don't be in a hurry to have it removed.
    Bill S
  • bfbear
    bfbear Member Posts: 380
    Bill.S said:

    Too Early
    Had 2 drains in for 2 weeks. After removal the fluid continued to build up and the Dr had to asperate several times. He eventually had to put another drain in and it stayed in about 3 weeks until the daily amount was very very little.
    SOOOOOOOO don't be in a hurry to have it removed.
    Bill S

    Drains
    I had two drains for two weeks from a dble. mast.
    It's annoying, but not really a big deal....really. It's amazing what you can get used to.

    Not to worry,
    Debi
  • taleena
    taleena Member Posts: 1,612 Member
    Bill.S said:

    Too Early
    Had 2 drains in for 2 weeks. After removal the fluid continued to build up and the Dr had to asperate several times. He eventually had to put another drain in and it stayed in about 3 weeks until the daily amount was very very little.
    SOOOOOOOO don't be in a hurry to have it removed.
    Bill S

    Thanks Bill.. I will keep
    Thanks Bill.. I will keep that in mind and not become to anxious about getting them off now... Hope your doing well

    ~T
  • Kat11
    Kat11 Member Posts: 1,931 Member
    taleena said:

    Thanks Bill.. I will keep
    Thanks Bill.. I will keep that in mind and not become to anxious about getting them off now... Hope your doing well

    ~T

    It's a week today, saw doc
    It's a week today, saw doc yesterday, drain stays, its still pumping.She said maybe another few days before we can remove it. Fluid has to be less than 30 cc for 24 hrs.
  • mimivac
    mimivac Member Posts: 2,143
    Drains
    Yes, I too had a drain after lumpectomy. I think it stayed in for about a week. My surgery was close to Thanksgiving so I just took the time off from work. If you need to work I think you can get a camisol with pockets for the drains so you're more comfortable. Good luck today!

    Mimi
  • taleena
    taleena Member Posts: 1,612 Member
    Kat11 said:

    It's a week today, saw doc
    It's a week today, saw doc yesterday, drain stays, its still pumping.She said maybe another few days before we can remove it. Fluid has to be less than 30 cc for 24 hrs.

    Thanks for sharing that
    Thanks for sharing that Kat... I was wondering why I needed to measure it when I emptied it... Now I know.. okay.. going for under 30 cc's per day! hummmm.. at this point not even close.

    ~T
  • jnl
    jnl Member Posts: 3,869 Member
    mimivac said:

    Drains
    Yes, I too had a drain after lumpectomy. I think it stayed in for about a week. My surgery was close to Thanksgiving so I just took the time off from work. If you need to work I think you can get a camisol with pockets for the drains so you're more comfortable. Good luck today!

    Mimi

    I had a drain too and I also
    I had a drain too and I also had a lumpectomy. Mine came out in 2 days.