07-11-2013, 07:02 AM
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
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I had two drains after my TT. They ran from my pubic area and had a rubber bulb on the end. The tubes had two stitches each to hold them in place. The bulbs were safety pinned to my compression garment. The bulbs created a suction. When fluid collected, I emptied the bulbs into little medicine cups and recorded the amount of fluid. My PS said the drains could come out when I had less than 25cc total for a 24 hour period. For me that meant 9 days post op. Had surgery 7/1 and drains came out yesterday. They don't hurt, they're just a major pain to deal with. When I showered, I took a long string out of a hoodie and draped around my neck. I pinned a bulb on each end so the hung around my neck while I showered. So glad when they came out. But, to your original question, no, they didn't leak. You should be fine!
BA & TT with MR 7.1.13
Mom to a wonderful 13 year old son!
Married to my best friend :)
5'5, 150, muscular
Saline Mentors 450cc, Under muscle, Crease incision BA 7.1.13