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Does jp drain coming out hurt 2 wks after mastectomy? Did anyone remove it themselves or family do?

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Learning About Breast Cancer about 6 years
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I'm a big baby and it didn't hurt at all! You will be relieved once they are out! I felt like I could actually move and start doing my exercises once they were out. I was so afraid to move while I had them thinking I was going to yank them out. LOL wishing you a speedy recovery ;)
    about 6 years Comment Flag
  • Erin Timlin Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Agreed -- do NOT do it yourself. The doctor should pull it out quickly, like ripping off a band aid. Doesn't hurt. I just remember being surprised at feeling how far in those tubes were, so don't do it yourself! Getting them out will be such a relief not to have those things danglish off you anymore.
    about 6 years Comment Flag
  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    I've had drains several times. It is a weird feeling but it never hurt. My surgeon would not take a drain out of the breast untill less than 10ml had drained in 24 hours. Doctor should take it out because of the stitches.
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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    This is no time for do-it-yourself-doctoring. Once the draining from your surgery has reached a low enough level... YOUR DOCTOR removes the drain. I did not feel pain, it just feels weird like something coming out from underneath your skin. A bit woo-woo but I did not feel pain. It takes literally seconds to have it removed. Take care, Sharon
    about 6 years Comment Flag
  • Blair Greiner Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Your doctor needs to take them out. Mine did not hurt at all. It just felt weird but relieving!
    about 6 years Comment Flag
  • Yashmira Devine Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    Hi there, I had my doctor pull them out and yes it did hurt but it was doable. I don't suggest that you pull them out yourself, the piece that's in your breast area is pretty long and most importantly you don't want to cause an infection. Good luck when you return to your doctor. You can do this, I had mine taken out last week and it feels better already. Remember, You Can Do This.
    about 6 years Flag
    • Tammy Pollock Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thank you the drain the was in my breast area hurt like hell coming out but the one in my armpit was nothing to take out reading all the one say it didn't hurt I thought I was a wimp 😊

      almost 3 years Flag
  • Lisa W Profile
    anonymous
    Patient
    Your Dr will remove them when the fluid is below a certain amount. As far as it "hurting...i dont remember it hurting...i do remember my Dr telling me to take a deep breath then blow it out hard...as i did that she pulled the drain out in 1 quick move. It was strange feeling...it was not what i was expecting. I didnt have them in too long..i was lucky and was healing nicely. Good luck to you..keep fighting like a girl!!
    about 6 years Flag
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      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thank you so much for the info and for the encouragement.

      about 6 years Flag

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