Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the answer to your question. I'll do some research and get back to you if I discover an answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could answer your Medifast question..
I did not have a catheter or a drain post op!..
Yep, I had a catheter. Removed after less than a day. Not exactly pleasant, but not nearly as bad as the 'catheter' they used for my colonoscopy......
I had a catheder and a drain. The catheder was removed the next day. The drain was removed on the second day. Both were not a big deal, but were certainly reminders of how I just had major.
I had a catheter, too. Fortunately they put it in after I was under anasthesia. Removing it isn't too bad; the real trauma is if you're awake when they put it in - I was before my c-section and it was rough....
I had one.
And two gernades.
A g tube.
And for some odd reason I had a huge incision with staples.
I had no drains or catheter, but I did have this awesome ball of pain medication that went directly into my largest incision.....It was called a Q ball and hung from a little purse with 2 tubes.
Into my belly, and It stayed in about 8 days, even after I went home....IT WAS AWESOME!.
I had a catheter....easy......they took it out the morning after my.
I had the fluid iv and no drains...
I woke up with a catheter in - I was glad for it - not having to get up that first night to go to the bathroom was a bonus for me. Came out easily the next day. I did not have any drain tubes..
Ask your surgeon what his routine is - they all have different preferences...
You wouldn't beleive what the son of a bitch tried t do to me! See thar Andy, I said tried!.
Still a confident heterosexual! LOL..