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Jackson Pratt Drain. Does anyone have one ?

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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2013
    Your question is? I had 2 after my unilateral mastectomy with lymph node dissection. The nurses showed me how to maintain them and what to do at home. I had to measure the fluid in the bulbs at least twice a day, more often if they were full, record the measurements, and take those in when I saw the Surgeon 5 days post op. Even though I had very little drainage she elected to leave them in for 5 more days as she didn't want to have to go back in and reinsert them. Twice later she did have to remove a small seroma using a syringe and needle. Every doctor has their own protocol of how much drainage is too much for how long the drains are left in.
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    anónimo
    Aprendiendo sobre el cáncer de mama
    If your trying to purchase it eBay
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      anónimo
      Sobreviviente desde 2013

      You don't purchase them they are inserted during surgery so are part of the surgery charges I assume. Why would one want to purchase such a product on eBay? In looking on the eBay site the drains it shows unless I missed something is for animal...

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      You don't purchase them they are inserted during surgery so are part of the surgery charges I assume. Why would one want to purchase such a product on eBay? In looking on the eBay site the drains it shows unless I missed something is for animal use not human.

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      anónimo
      Sobreviviente desde 2013

      Items such as these just can't be purchased on eBay unless you have a medical practice I'd think as one wouldn't know what size, etc. would be needed. I did see some after a lot of searching but they come in multiple packs.

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