I had a bilateral mastectomy last week (7 July) with lymph nodes removed from the left side. I had the drains in for only one week. The right side was draining well, with less than 50ml the day they took it out. Problem was/is the left side. The drain still had more than 200ml in. They still took out both drains. I have gone back to the oncologist twice now so that she can drain the blood out with a needle. Last time the dr said that I might have to go for surgery because the blood was so thick that she couldn't get it out with a needle, she had to make a cut. Total taken out so far has been 500ml, and this blood-boob-baloon is growing again. Very uncomfortable and sore. Does anyone have any advice on this? Please?